Nancy Benoy

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting


Nancy Benoy is a self-taught artist and educator in Hamilton, Ontario. Nancy’s practice spans over 20 years. Her art and teaching practices are rooted in self-expression, experimentation, processs, and a craving to breathe life into her work. Materials play an integral role: saturated inks, luminous watercolours, lush pastels, rich acrylics, found objects, and natural resources speak to her and find their voice in her works. Colours, texture, layers, and movement are captured. Nancy is constantly exploring, evolving, and challenging herself to capture a feeling, a mood, a memory, or a yearning. Nancy advocates for art in the community, facilitating accessible, playful, and process-based art workshops at various locations in the Hamilton area, including Dundas Valley School of the Art and Art Gallery of Hamilton. She was nominated for the City of Hamilton Art Educator award and co-recipient of the City of Hamilton Arts Champion for her podcast “ArtToGo.” Among other spaces, her work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Assembly Gallery, and Paul Elia Gallery. It can be found in private collections in Canada, the US, and the UK. Nancy is currently at a residency at the Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford, Ontario.

More recently Nancy has been thinking about sustainability in her art practice. Diverting/salvaging materials from landfills and basements, adding an element of intentionality to her creative drive. Thus, the colour and fromm driven abstract assemblages have been born.

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