Nancy was born and raised in Port Credit, Ontario and now lives, creates and teaches art in Hamilton, Ontario. She received an Honours degree for Sociology & Anthropology attending the University of Guelph. A study abroad program through the university allowed Nancy to live and work in London, England, where her passion for art and design was awakened and rekindled. No longer content as an onlooker, she pursued her passion upon returning home to Toronto. She studied at, among others, Ryerson University, O.C.A.D. and George Brown College.
Nancy completed the Community Artist Educator Training Programme at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 2009 as well as the Artist Educator Foundations Course (Learning Through the Arts) through the Royal Conservatory in 2011. Nancy is an advocate for art in the community, facilitating art workshops both in person and online at various locations in the Hamilton area including, her home studio, Dundas Valley School of the Arts, Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH In Class), Centre3, Shalom Village and schools, both HWDSB and HWCDSB, and has achieved and two Ontario Artist in Education grants to bring her passion of the arts into elementary schools in the Hamilton area.
Nancy has been showing in Hamilton for over a decade, including West Hamilton Artist Tour, The Assembly Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton Sale and Paul Elia Square Yard Show. Most recently, Nancy is a recipient of the City of Hamilton Arts Awards for Arts Champion for her podcast Art To Go.