“Nature has always been a big part of my life.”
Nancy grew up in a small village, in east Germany, also called
“The Green Heart of Germany” While spending most of her childhood in the outdoors, living off the land, building tree huts and crafts with sustainable materials, Nancy built a strong connection to Mother Nature.
“Nature's creations and art, are my stimulus and motivation for what I create and who I am today. Experimenting the outdoors allows me the space to permit the creative processes and gives me great inspiration.”
Nancy's love for nature and adventurous spirit, led her to New Zealand in 2003. "When I discovered the black iron sand for the first time, its story and unique beauty inspired me to embrace it in my paintings. Through my curiosity and experimentation, natural sand became my preferred medium in my artistic expressions."
Over the last 16 years she further developed her eccentric style and presentation of art. With the colour variations of the sand, Nancy has the ability to capture the distinctive attributes of that special being and the fleeting magic of a place or memory. The sparkly texture and depth of the sand brings any subject to life. Nancy works with over 40 different shades
of pure, natural sand.
“Gradually, each grain becomes part of a larger image represented in my artwork. Just like us, when we come together and stand together, we are stronger and can achieve greater things. I can see the development of my work over time and it excites me – I’m eager to see what appears and what more is possible. I constantly push new boundaries to create the perfect illusion of natural materials and their 3 dimensional depth and textures.”
In some of her pieces she uses mixed media to incorporate colours not available through the use of natural sand alone. Nancy's main subject matter is nature “Creating nature with nature”. Getting outside is good for the soul.
Through her artwork, she brings the outside in.
“I like to remind people of the importance of our valuable relationship to Mother Nature and our roots. It is this connection hat enriches our life's.”
Art is great language and vehicle to deliver messages.