Nancy Maness – Artist

Whispering Pines, NC

Art has always been a force in my life.  Growing up in Southern California, I was surrounded by beautiful, creative art that left a great impression on me.

I left California to begin a long career (23 years) as a flight attendant.  Following my years in the sky, I spent the next 20 years in the medical field.

Once retired, my love of art resurfaced, and I decided it was time to get serious.  Having had no formal training, I began once-a-week painting lessons.  Early on, I searched for subjects out of the ordinary and found the farm of my husband’s Great Grandfather to be just what I was looking for.  Old turn-of-the-century barns, buildings and farmhouses inspired me.  As an avid gardener, one of my favorite flowering plants is the hydrangea – its colors and textures have found their way into many of my paintings.

My art brings pleasure to me; I hope it does for you as well.