Nancy was born and reared in Dayton, Ohio. She studied theatre then sociology at Ohio University and education at Ohio State University. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. degree in education. Her artistic perspective reflects her mid Western roots and a liberal education.

Nancy married, moved to California and, with her husband, reared two wonderful sons. It was in California that she started an artistic career, initially focusing on stained glass and abstract art. In the early 90’s, she took her first printmaking classes with Prof. Lloyd Menard, at the University of South Dakota. After taking a year off to deal with breast cancer, Nancy and her husband moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she continued taking printmaking and other art classes. Recognizing the need for a more rigorous art education, Nancy applied to and was accepted at the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. At Ringling, she received a BFA with honors with a dual major in printmaking and painting. After graduating from Ringling, Nancy spent a semester at the University of Kentucky working with Judy Chicago on the collaborative project, “At Home.”

Throughout her life, Nancy has been active in her community, in politics and in the women’s movement. She has been especially concerned about the rights of women and with expanding opportunities for women. She has been affiliated with Planned Parenthood for many years as well as the National Organization of Women. Nancy lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.