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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The Memory Police & Other Dangerous Works of Pandemic Art

The Memory Police & Other Dangerous Works of Pandemic Art

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in Behind the Artwork, Essays | No Comments

When I completed reading The Memory Police I had an anxiety attack. Lived experience is gradually dismembered from the periphery to the very core of each inhabitant on the island. They do nothing to stop it. What truly terrified me, however, is the realization that one person, maybe two, on this earth have truly understood what is in my heart and how it works. When the people who love and shape our hearts are gone, who will keep track of us but the internet? I was only able to ease my mind when I placed Ogawa’s writing in the context of other writers and my own art work.

Tiny Gallery: September 2020

Tiny Gallery: September 2020

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Art Shows, Behind the Artwork, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Barns of Rosehill has been tremendously supportive with their virtual programming during the pandemic. Although Stomp & Shout is not officially part of their Barnstorming Live Auction, From Ruth’s Drive is included in the virtual event. 30% of the sale of either painting will be donated to the Barns of Rosehill. Come see these beautiful works in person for yourself.

Love is NOT Blind

Love is NOT Blind

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Behind the Artwork | No Comments

I want to make a book of paintings about Bunny to help others trace the patterns in their lives. With simple questions about what they see in the work, the paintings can reflect some hidden habit or an explanation for emotions that are difficult to bear. What also may be revealed are hidden strengths. The mirror art holds up for each individual shines light uniquely. Find out how you can support my project.