A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT, Nancy began her painting career in the mid-eighties, painting in oils in the field of Decorative Arts. After several years, she gravitated to watercolors, studying with Nancy Sargent Howell. Subsequently, she has studied under George Shed, portrait painter Robert Cormier, Australian painters Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic,Mary Whyte, Paul George, John Salminen, Edward Minchin, Eric Wiegardt, Lian Quan Zhen and Andy Evanson.
Nancy believes that a successful painting is one which both pleases the eye and touches something deep within the soul of the viewer. Though primarily a representational painter, she explores different genres and subject matter, depending on what she is trying to achieve, and what catches her eye, constantly challenging herself. This has also occasionally taken her to working in oils once again, as inspiration calls.
Nancy is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, a Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Assoc., as well as a member of the Needham Art Assoc., the Newton Watercolor Society, North River Art Assoc. and the Duxbury Art Assoc. She is an exhibiting artist at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. She has received numerous awards over the past several years. Her paintings are held in private collections in the United States and abroad.
During the school year, Nancy teaches watercolor classes in Needham and at Motherbrook Community Arts Center in Dedham. Her work can be seen on her website nancywalton.com and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.