The ART of Giving Back

Over the past few years and most recently, within the last few weeks, several artists have contacted me for advice in regards to partnering and giving back to nonprofit organizations. I have never thought of myself as a mentor, in fact, I seek out and am in search of a mentor myself. But in this particular…

Embracing Change

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”  Well, if there’s one thing that’s ringing loud and clear…it is screaming to me: “you are NOT finished yet, Nancy”. None of us are finished yet so we must dive headfirst into change. Change is inevitable. Fighting and resisting movement can be exhausting and frankly, a huge waste of…

Over 9,000 Miles Away

It may seem a bit odd that I’ve chosen to travel over 9,000 miles and halfway across the globe to deliver all-terrain bicycles to young girls in Cambodia when I am very cognizant of the fact that there are plenty of domestic needs right here in America. I’ve chosen to leave my family for two…

little girl painting

give. thanks.

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama I tend to seek out people that are miles ahead of me career-wise and ask them for advice. I’ve done this three separate times since I moved to Asheville in 2011. The first piece of advice I received was from…

There She Goes

So…there are times when things happen in my studio that are difficult to describe in words. Most recently, a man came in and noticed this painting that I was working on for a show opening this Fall. He was immediately drawn to the painting and asked me several questions about it. The next thing I…

Citizen Times Lucky 13

Lucky 13

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301230042 http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/carol/2014/01/21/asheville-artists-paints-portraits-of-remarkable-women-to-benefit-girls-on-the-run/ A well-rounded amount of press for this event: http://nancyjoycegallery.com/press/ — Who knows how many people will actually show up for my opening!?!? I am very thankful & looking forward to an evening filled with unexpected happenings.