Nancy received her B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A & M University, College Station. Classically trained, Nancy currently uses photography and digital painting to explore the aesthetics of the natural landscape. The colors are intensified, and the forms are abstracted to express the mystical qualities one experiences while absorbed in the beauty of nature.
In the past several decades there have been many scientific studies regarding the healing effects of spending time in wild and natural areas. These include stress reduction, increase in immune systems, mental performance, creativity, and better mood. It has been noted that office workers display happier moods when surrounded by visuals of beautiful flowers. Nancy hopes that her works may have similar effects on viewers.
Nancy taught digital art and graphic design courses at the college level for more than twenty years. She is proficient with all types of digital media including graphics, multimedia, web design and video. Nancy developed courses in digital visual design for colleges, universities, gave presentations at the College Art Association, National Association of Art Educators and Mid-America College Art Association, wrote articles for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology and the International Visual Literacy Association. Her works are customizable for size, color, media and location.