Cornwall, particularly the Cornish coast around Lands End and West Penwith, is her main source of inspiration. She works mostly using her own photographs and those of a photographer friend, and sometimes on location when she can.
She draws using charcoal and chalk pastels, adding colour and/or texture in gentle layers and removing with an eraser used as a drawing tool. Within these soft and subtle media she finds an infinite range of textures, tones and colours, to portray the light, movement and atmosphere she sees in her favourite places.
Her drawings are pieces of art in their own right, but also provide the inspiration and starting point for other materials such as glass and textiles.
Nancy has a BA (Hons) and a Diploma in Art and Design subjects, and a background of working in Design and then teaching Art and Design at GCSE and A level.
She is an artist and tutor, having created and run Artworks, her own independent art studio in West Sussex that provides a wide range of creative classes and workshops to adult learners of all ages and abilities.