Nancy worked in the visual world of advertising and communications for 25 years learning how pictures and words are arranged to create meaning and elicit a predicted response. Now she works with paint, printmaking and collage to experiment with placement of figurative or abstract form, colour and the energy of mark making to make work that may either denote harmony, movement, relationships and discord.
Working with themes of journeys, emotion and energy, Nancy works to find, learn and discover through her practice of painting and drawing. Her life, history, experience, learned design aesthetic and concerns are already embedded and when she finds them she recognises and embraces that it can be what she makes work about. Painting is where alternative paradigms can be explored and lenses created through which to see something that might be familiar, in a different way.