An avid painter and native of Atlanta, Ga., Nan resides in Arlington, Virginia. Her paintings are inspired by a wide variety of people, places and things. Drawing inspiration from nature repeats itself in her work and her interest in exploring color contrasts, line, shape, form and texture is obvious.
Nan exhibits her paintings extensively and her work belongs to many private collectors. Her large mixed media painting, Ode to Ellsworth Kelly, was accepted into the Amazon Web Services AWSome Call for Art exhibit in 2013. She was selected to participate in the 2011 International Artist Exchange and Residency, Face to Face, held at Artisphere, Rosslyn, Va. The 10-day event sponsored by Arlington County Cultural Affairs and Arlington Sister Cities, included 3 Arlington artists and 5 artists from Aachen, Germany. Nan’s painting “Friday Night” won first place in the 2011 Arlington Artists Alliance show juried by Elizabeth Ann Coleman, Textiles and Fashion Curator emeritus, Boston Museum of Fine Art.
Nan is a board member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios and a weekend docent at the National Gallery of Art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (cum laude, 1999) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (2002) from Georgetown University.