Nancy grew up surrounded by art in the family home in Richmond, London, and her love for painting and drawing was nurtured by painting trips with her father , learning the techniques of watercolour and oil first hand.
Nancy graduated from Kingston in 1976 with a degree in Graphic Design, specialising in illustration. Her early career was spent working with the agency, Young Artists, illustrating for major publishing companies. Within two years she was commissioned by the BBC to produce large format illustrations for a children’s programme, Play School, and thus began a very happy ten years working with the design department as a freelance illustrator producing work for educational, historical and childrens programming. This included researching subjects as diverse as Elizabethan explorers, themes from the Bible and ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’.
In the last fifteen years Nancy has followed her initial love for painting in oils, producing large format London townscapes for the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London until its closure in 2018. Nancy's work has been shown in London galleries including the Mall Galleries where she has exhibited many times with the Royal Society of Oil Painters and this year with the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Her ability to capture reflected light on water along the river in London became her speciality at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.
In more recent months Nancy has continued to paint landscapes and still life, varying in size and style from a large panorama of the Bolivian salt flats to more delicate floral subjects gleaned from her garden, inspired always by the fall of light on her subjects.