Nancy is a 6th generation native of Arvada, CO. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and then taught art in Jefferson County Schools. She is an author, teaches workshops, gives critiques and judges shows locally and nationally. She’s a realistic landscape and floral painter in watercolor, pastels, and oils.


BA in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado, including a half year in Italy


  • Framed Image Gallery, Denver, Colorado
  • Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, Colorado



  • Time-Warner
  • The Broadmore Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, CO
  • Saint Anthony’s Hospital, Lakewood, CO
  • Denver Hospice, Denver, CO
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Jackson National Life Insurance
  • Markwest Hydrocarbon
  • Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital, Lafayette, CO



  • The Governor’s Invitational, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO, 2014, 2017
  • Colorado Watercolor Society, State Watermedia Exhibition, Denver, CO, 1996-2015
  • Pastel Society of Colorado Signature and Master’s Show, Longmont, CO, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Mile High International Exhibition, Denver, CO 2012, 2015
  • 15th National Plein Air Artists Colorado Exhibition, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO 2011
  • Paint the Parks Top 100, Year tour of USA, 2010
  • Second 100 of the Paint America National Competition, 2010
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 34th Annual Exhibition, West Valley City, UT 2010
  • Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 2009
  • Second 100 of the Paint the Parks National Competition, 2008
  • Pastel Society of America Show, New York, NY, 2007
  • Arts for the Parks, Mini 50, Jackson Hole, WY, 2002
  • Colorado Mt. Club “Where the Mountains Meet the Sky” Invitational, Golden, CO, 2004
  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Golden, CO, 1999, 2003, 2005
  • Anniversary Collection /Highlighted Artist, Channel 6 Auction, PBS, Denver, CO, 2003, 2008
  • Northern Colorado Artists Association National Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO, 2001-2010



  • Pastel Society of Colorado Master/Signature Members Show, 3rd Place, 2015
  • President’s Award, Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibition, Golden, CO, 2013
  • Cover art/artist for the Country Register, Colorado, 2009; New Mexico, 2009; Missouri, 2010
  • 2nd Place, 2009; Award, 2005; Grumbacher Gold Medallion, 2004; Lloyds Art Center Merchandise Award, 2003; Artist Association of N. Colorado National Exhibition, Ft. Collins, CO
  • 2 Person Show, Southeast Missouri Arts Council, Cape Girardeau, Mo, 2007
  • Juror for Southeast Missouri Arts Council National Art Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, MO, 2006
  • Distinction Award, Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibition, Denver, CO, 2006
  • Best of Show, National 20th Annual Louisville Arts Festival, Louisville, CO, 2005
  • People’s Choice Awards, Pastel Society of Colorado Members Exhibition, Grand Junction, CO, 2001, 2007;  Lakewood, CO, 2003
  • 2nd Place, American Academy of Women Artists, Associate Show, Farmington, NM, 2002
  • Best of Show, Arvada Fine Arts Guild Annual Show, 1999, 2000
  • 2nd Place, Founders Award, Colorado Watercolor Society, State Show, Denver, CO, 1998



  • Colorado Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Pastel Society of Colorado, Master Signature Member
  • Plein Air Artists Colorado
  • Art Students League of Denver