I’m Nancy, and

I’m happy to meet you!


I grew up in the picturesque region along Lake Ontario in New York, surrounded by rustic and agricultural beauty. As a child, I spent most of my days tending to animals, planting crops, and working, which instilled in me a deep appreciation for the land and a strong connection to the natural world. I learned to understand and respect the cycles of life. 

These experiences have shaped my perspective on life and helped me develop a deep connection with the land and agricultural landscapes. This, in turn, has fueled my passion for nature, which is reflected in my paintings.

I’m a creative at heart…

…and as an artist, I’m inspired by the rural landscape and nature. I love exploring forgotten places and discovering the inherent beauty of often overlooked things. It is a running joke in our house that my husband’s camera roll is filled with pictures of people and pets while mine is full of leaves, trees, flowers, fence posts, old barns, stones, and so on.

Through my paintings, I aim to capture a moment of stillness and peace in this fast-paced world. I hope my viewers can pause, find solace, and reconnect with the fleeting beauty of life that surrounds us.

My journey started way back when…

…as a little girl, I sat at my grandmother’s kitchen table with a drawer full of colored pencils beside me and a blank sheet of white paper in front of me. I asked my Grandma what I should draw, and she suggested I draw the birds at the feeder. This was the beginning of my artistic journey. I owe everything to my Grandma for her encouragement and kindness.

you never know where a journey begins
My twin sister and I.

Four Fun Facts:

01.

I am an identical mirror twin. Since she is my only sibling, I don’t know how it feels not to be a twin. We are like two sides of a coin—in the best possible way!

02.

I was a champion apple pie baker, but since my husband prefers cake, I haven’t baked one in years.

03.

English was my worst subject in school. I couldn’t diagram a sentence to save my life, and the spell checker is my best friend!

04.

Almost every bird species I’ve painted, I’ve held in my hand at some point in time.

And, then I decided to…

…go to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, but not at first. My parents didn’t think being an artist was a practical career choice, so I started studying to become a Physical Therapist in college. While I did well academically, I didn’t enjoy the clinical aspect of the program and dropped out without a clear direction. 

My father suggested the Art Institute and even drove me to tour the school. After graduating, I worked in advertising for seven years before starting Bee Creative Studio, where I designed fabric and patterns for the quilting industry. In 2013, I made the decision to pursue oil painting full-time, closing that chapter of my life. I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

So that’s a bit about me. I would love to hear from you! If you would like to share some information about yourself, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

And I love…

Road trips Van Life has always been a secret fantasy of mine. I would love to travel the country, stopping at random places to paint and explore.

Dogs I’ve always wanted a Cattledog or Malamute, but it’s never worked out. That’s why I cherish every opportunity to dog-sit Mikey.

Knitting Is so meditative, and there is nothing like wearing custom-made hand-knit socks! Plus, all the hand-dyed yarns are super fun!!

Nasturtiums I’m not sure what it is about them, but I’m obsessed. I start them from seed every year to enjoy their beauty on the patio and to paint.

Rabbit Brush Often considered a weed, but I find it so beautiful that I time my visits out west to coincide with its bloom. I have sooo many pictures!

Jeep Wrangler This was the very first vehicle I bought and I’ve been in love ever since. My latest Wrangler, Sarah, has been with me for almost 13 years now.