A Passion for Harmony is My Compass

About Nancy… About Nancy…

I am an artist, cook and mother who lives on an animal farm in Berryville, VA. I make delicious food from produce grown on local farms, as well as Smith Meadows meats and eggs. I am happy at work with other people dedicated to sustainably produced food. I am happiest, however, when I am painting. Art is an eloquent […]

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What Came First, the bed time story or the nightmare?

What Came First, the bed time story or the nightmare?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Art History, Behind the Artwork | No Comments

We should think twice before approaching amateur or professional couches to answer this question. A childhood fed by fairy tales, enlarged by the steroidal effects of Hollywood or Disney can lead to some pretty freaky stuff. An adult redo of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic might include: “Good night obsessive compulsive disorder”, “Good night electra complex”, “Good night existential fear of death”… Psychoactive doors, […]

“Farm To Table” at the Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town, WV

“Farm To Table” at the Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town, WV

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Behind the Artwork | No Comments

This July I will take part of a three-artist exhibit organized by Joy Bridy in Charles Town, WV’s Fire Hall Gallery. A series of 9 Paintings called An Artist on An Animal Farm will be my contribution. The title of the show is “Farm to Table” and the guiding principle is connection to the land through […]

Totem Animals, Mountains, GPS and new venues for Bunny

Totem Animals, Mountains, GPS and new venues for Bunny

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Art History, Behind the Artwork | No Comments

My watercolor painting entitled GPS will be on display within a group show at the Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town, WV in May, 2016. It is part of a larger series of over 100 works centered on my totem animal, a rabbit. The show features the work of artists who participated in CraftWorks with Rebecca Jones and […]