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Grigsby, Nancy

Nancy Grigsby
  • Departments:Community & Continuing Education Instructor

Born in Windsor, Ont., Nancy Grigsby (a graduate of Washington State University with a BA in Communications) has been a professional artist since 1997.  She spent her early career in Seattle working in advertising and public relations.  Later she spent several years in the travel industry as an agent and agency manager.  Now a full-time artist and instructor, she teaches workshops throughout the Northwest.  Her work has been exhibited in local and national juried exhibitions, and is featured in private and corporate collections in Canada and the U.S.  Her work has been published in Northlight Books’ “Splash 11: New Directions” (June, 2010) and she has been a contributing artist/writer to “Watercolor Artist” magazine. She is an active member of the Northwest Watercolor Society; the South Surrey/White Rock Art Society in British Columbia; the National Watercolor Society; and is a juried professional member of Women Painters of Washington.  Nancy lives in Birch Bay, WA where she has her studio, N. M. Grigsby Studios.  She is represented by Artwood Gallery in Bellingham, WA.

I entered the world of fine art through watercolor.  It has a life and a mind of its own, providing a challenge that I find exciting every time I pick up my brush.  In 2005, I ventured into the world of abstract acrylics and mixed media.  In a word, it’s ‘freeing.’  I continually discover new aspects to my art and new ways to visually express my impressions of life and the world around me.  Painting has given me a way to continue to learn; to try new things.  That’s what life is all about.”

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