grew up in New Jersey with an independent nature and strong will, earning her B.A. in Arts & Crafts and their History at University of California Santa Cruz, worked as studio potter for 14 years on Hornby Island before moving to Quadra Island in 1991. A believer in life-long learning, Nanci mainly paints in her island studio with acrylics, and some oils, pastels and watercolour. Nanci loves to paint outside (plein air) when possible. She uses delicious colours, forms and shapes that often reflect her background in pottery and are influenced by her love of island life.Nanci and her husband, Tracy Tomlinson moved to Campbell River BC November 30, 2016, where they hope to stay for a while.
Nanci was a participant in the Annual Quadra Island Studio Tour for 16 years and organized the Quadra Island Paint Out every September as part of the International Plein Air Painters’ Great Worldwide Paint Out.
She is an active member of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and would be happy to consider commissions and rentals.