The eldest of four children, Nancy was born in Adelaide during the Depression and was at school during World War 2.
Apart from finger painting in kindergarten, she had no special interest or aptitude in anything artistic. Marriage, children and a career in Nursing filled the years up until retirement. Feeling the need for a creative challenge to fill the 'gap', Nancy joined the U3A art group in her 70's. Then years of 'brush mileage' followed with many lessons from a variety of art tutors in various mediums. Some of the tutors who helped in the artistic journey were Tony Mason, Tony Smibert & Elaine Mortimer (watercolour); Casey Sealy (oils); Patrick Carrol (acrylics); Lyn Butchart (mixed media) and others. In addition, lots of art books and magazines are read and absorbed regularly. There is no 'studio' as such - just the kitchen table where Nancy has a go at most subjects, predominantly in acrylics, and recently has had much enjoyment in dabbling in mixed media and abstracts.
Since 2011 she has exhibited in local arts shows and has been excited and surprised to sell her work at Bathurst Art Gallery, Evans Art Council, All Saints College, The Woodies Art & Craft Shows and also at Rockley, Sofala and Tarana regional shows.