11 Town House Drive
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Studio Map & Directions
Artists Open Studio Dates
November 25, 26 & December 2, 3
Nancy grew up on a dairy farm in Pomfret, CT. 4-H was a large part of her chilhood as a member of cooking, sewing and cattle clubs. She is a graduate of Putnam High School and Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. She has lived in Virginia and England. Her nursing career was at the University of Virginia Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital, employed at the latter as Emergency Department Nurse Manager for 22 years.
As a child she loved to draw and create with sewing and crafts. Due to a busy career and raising a family, she did not pursue art until retirement. She then joined a craft club, started flower gardening and quilting. Her friend, a local well-known artist, Jacquie Lucier, inspired her with her lovely paintings and taught her the basic techniques of watercolor. She later took art lessons from Jillian Gordon, and the late Patricia Browne. She has continued lessons with Janet Zeh.
Nancy's maternal great, great grandfather, James Jones Sawyer and her maternal grandmother, Jenny Flye Bettencourt were artists. At this late stage of her life, she says some inherited genes would be helpful!
Nancy is member of the Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) and the Tolland County Art Association (TCAA). She enjoys learning experiences and the sharing of ideas with other artists.
Prizes Won: 2015 TCAA Open Show: First prize in watercolor for "Just Sunnin' Myself (Frog).
2015 TCAA Open Show: Judge's Choice Award for "Magpie on Chimney Pot".
2014 TCAA Open Show: Second prize watercolor for "Old Truck".