Drawn by Your Grace by Nancy Joyce, Oil and Acrylic on Wood
42 x 42
Oil and Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel
At the age of sixteen, Nancy Hilliard Joyce was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts. For over 10 years she lived in Manhattan and then New Jersey as a working artist. For five years, she served on the Board of Trustees at the Asheville Art Museum and was an active member of the River Arts District Association in Asheville, NC. Today, Nancy is a board member of The Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation as well as The Cabarrus Arts Council Board. She is the Art Curator for multiple boutique hotels and she regularly produces large-scale commission work. Nancy is passionate about giving back to the environment, women, and children in need and uses her art as a platform to raise money for charity and non-profit organizations.
Nancy’s paintings are intricate in form and filled with layers of color, perspective, gestures, and expression. Her contemporary, mixed-media art is often created with modeling paste, a range of synthetic polymer paints, various handmade papers and detailed with touches of oil paint. She will sometimes sand or wipe down layers to reveal underlayers while building up other sections to create texture and depth; a process that may go on for weeks or end in just a day. Nancy’s work is appreciated and widely collected throughout the United States in many homes, hotels, corporate offices, and airports. She is known as a contemporary, mixed- media artist with an Americana flair.