Nancy Young comes from a family with a long art history. Her great grandfather was a pen and ink artist and her mother , who is now 103, painted in the Chinese Water Color style. With encouragement from her parents, she studied art in collage and went on to teach art in the Michigan school system.
Nancy prefers to paint landscapes but has done some portraits, notably one of her mother. She likes to use oils as she finds the colors more brilliant and easily blended and retouched. She does, however, use other mediums such as pastels and water color.
Nancy chose St. James to retire because she was drawn to the sheer beauty of the area for painting landscapes, flowers and wildlife. She enjoys interacting with the many artists in the area and has been able to continue exploring art through art classes with Wilmington’s own impressionists artist-in- residence, Chappy Valenti.