Watercolor by Artist Nancy Colby
Studio by appointment only
Nancy Colby, Artist
Florida artist Nancy Colby has gained a well-deserved reputation for painting animals. Inspired by the love of all things animal, she expresses that love in her paintings of those beautiful creatures. Her own cats - and there are six of them - provide ample modeling opportunities for her paintings and they are often featured in local galleries and shows. Animal lovers are drawn to her sensitive renderings of the unique essence of each animal. Awards abound, and She is continually praised by viewers who say they feel they can pet the fur it’s so real. Nancy is a supporter of many animal rescue groups contributing her work and time to these deserving animals.
Nancy currently teaches at Visual Arts Center with a large following of successful students. Her natural ability has allowed her to continually achieve top honors including Best Pet Portrait Artist for the past three years as voted by Sarasota Pet Magazine. She is two-term Past President of Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and is a member of the International Society of Feline Artists. Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Cats and Dogs, Advisory Board of Cat Depot and Feline Friends of Southwest Florida..
If I cannot bless the world and others by the gift God has given me, then I have failed both as an artist and as a child of God. I strive every day to avoid becoming less than a blessing to God and to others.
1 Corinthians 10:31