Nancy was born in Hamilton in 1949 and studied art at Ontario College of Art as well as at the University of Waterloo before moving to Vancouver. For years she worked as a designer and architectural renderer, most notably for Expo 86. Nancy taught design, drawing and painting at Capilano University for 23 years before she retired in 2010. Her work retains the influences of her design and architectural rendering background as evident in her fascination with ‘views’ and the conflation of scale between the microscopic and the cosmic.
Nancy has shown extensively in the Lower Mainland and western Canada as well as internationally in the US, Japan and Australia. Her work can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery Rental Program and at Wallace Galleries in Calgary.