About the Artist


Biography: Nancy Jacey is a native of Richmond, Virginia and had a love for drawing and illustration from a young age. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2002 and earned her MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the UK Coloured Pencil Society and a recognized member of the Allied Artists of America, the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., the American Artists Professional League and the International Guild of Realism. Nancy is an award-winning published artist. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, CP Treasures, COLOR Magazine and most recently on a video billboard in Times Square in New York. Other notable publications are Colored Pencil Magazine, the Richmond Times Dispatch and The Directory of Illustration. Her work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries including the Butler Institute of American Art (OH), The Salmagundi Club (NY), One Art Space (NY), HMVC Gallery (NY), the Bargehouse (London) and is a part of the VCU Arts in Healthcare Permanent Collection (VA). In her free time, she teaches at her studio, The Jacey Gallery, in Richmond, Virginia.

Artist Statement: Every day I wake up inspired by the world around us: the colors, details and elements that make up our surroundings. I am fascinated by life’s details, and I like to reflect this in my everyday life and in my career as an artist. I constantly study and photograph the world around us and use these references and experiences, along with my own imagination, in my artwork. I like to vividly capture these personal interactions and bring them to life for my audience in large-scale oil, acrylic and colored pencil paintings. My sketching and color process is completed upside down instead of right side up. My colored pencil process takes many layers and hundreds of hours from start to completion. My goal is to use a vibrant, saturated and painterly style to create magical yet realistic moods in my artwork. In addition to working as a full-time artist, I am also a mother, small business owner and private art instructor.

Nancy’s exclusive agent is Scott Behler of River City Art and Antiques.  For more information on Nancy’s work or commissions, please contact Scott Behler at rivercityartandantiques@gmail.com