Nancy was born in London now lives on the South Coast of England. Living near the water provides never ending inspiration for her fluid art.
Making pigments interact in various mediums has been her obsession for many years and these characteristics seem most apparent in fluid water media and acrylics. Recently she has extended her repertoire of fluid art working with hot wax and epoxy resin.
Nancy’s work is a process involving pouring acrylics mixed with ink that when manipulated with a palette knife create micro compositions of bubbly and lacy patterns. She captures macro photographs of these compositions, enlarges and prints onto canvas or stretched heavy silk and then hand finishes to bring them to life. The works convey something different to every viewer, but most see some sort of organic evolution. They often see space or sea or nature, but always something that is moving.
She has taken part in a great many group exhibitions and a solo exhibition at Store Street Gallery, London, last October. Nancy also acts as a judge in national competitions. Her work is widely published and sold worldwide as signed limited and open edition prints.
Inspiration comes from deep space photography, microscopic images of the natural world and from the paint itself who’s naturally forming patterns inspire compositions as they evolve into unique paint effects.
Amongst her favorite artists are Paul Jenkins and Helen Frankenthaler for their inventiveness with acrylic mediums that were new to the world in their time.
She learned how to make her fluid art from a lifetime of experimentation with pigments and had no formal training. This has made her a kind of alchemist and her favorite saying is ‘although I can’t make water into wine or metal into gold I can at least try to make chemistry into art’.