Growing up in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest in Northwestern Pennsylvania instilled a love for the outdoors and all it's splendor. Life's journey has taken Nancy to many beautiful places. From the prairies and mountains of Wyoming, the majestic mountains of Alaska, and the captivating red rocks of western Colorado, Nancy finds inspiration in her surroundings. After thirty years in Alaska, she and her husband now call western Colorado home, although the remote cabin she and her husband built in Alaska will always be a special place to spend time.
Nancy brings order to her colors. Her stitches capture the fleeting light in the Alaskan landscape and the deep secrets of the copper red rock. She blends thought, purpose and continuity to the places she loves while working in a mixed media environment of quilting, painting, and dye work to bring the environments alive. The colors and shapes admired while hiking in the high desert have a profound impact on how Nancy approaches her work. Sitting in the back seat of a two-seat plane in Alaska also has its advantages. While her husband is piloting, Nancy is taking photos of the shapes, colors and textures below. These photos are the inception for much of her work, but other times a piece of dyed or painted fabric will hang on the design wall for several weeks, waiting for an idea to come to fruition. She invites the viewer to take a closer look at the details of her work, inspiring them to get outside and take a closer look at the beautiful landscape around them.
Nancy is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates , The Art Quilt Association and The Raven Mavens Critique Group. She enjoys working with other artists, whether it is to collaborate on a project or explore new techniques.
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