Nancy A. ConnorsPen & Ink Artist inkspotart.net
Nancy Connors is a pen and ink artist who is best known for hand-drawing complex images with incredible attention to intricate detail and pattern.
Nancy grew up in Maryland and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, receiving a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art. In the mid-1990’s she owned and operated a small gallery in St. Petersburg, Fla.
After retiring from a long career in Fine Arts Administration, Nancy began her art circuit career in Michigan exhibiting in The Detroit Artists Market, Grosse Pointe Arts Center (People’s Choice Award – Coral Reef, Honorable Mention – In the Greenhouse) and the Gallery of Royal Oak in addition to more than 15 juried outdoor shows including Art Birmingham, Art & Apples in Rochester, The Royal Oak Art Fair and was a TV featured artist for Funky Ferndale (Iguana). Nancy was also selected for the Grosse Pointe Chamber’s Butterfly Bench competition. The highlight of the years spent in Michigan was having juried entries in the prestigious Grand Rapids ArtPrize from 2012-2015.
Since moving to Florida in 2016, Nancy has become a frequently featured and award winning artist on the regional art show circuit. She has typically participated in 20 juried shows throughout the state every season. She was the poster artist for the Winter Springs ArtoberFest in 2019 as well as an Award of Merit winner. She has placed First in Graphics in The Fine Art Festival, Pinecrest Gardens (Miami) three years in a row, received Awards of Honor in the Halifax Art Festival (Daytona Beach) and Art on the Square (Delray), and numerous Patron awards. She has been selected for online exhibitions, including ArtFairNational.com and Endangered-Art4Ape.com in the Highly Commended Gallery (Coral Reef ).
Using fine point Micron pens, archival ink and aided by a 10 time magnification jewelers loop each piece is structured around Nancy’s trademark attention to detail and pattern. Color is added with acrylics, watercolor pencils and graphite.
“I am obsessively driven to capture the minute detail of the earth’s most fascinating creations. It is my goal as an artist to inspire people to stop for a moment and observe closely the complexity, pattern and detail in the nature that surrounds us.”