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 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’s 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 teaches at Venice Art Center and North Port Art Center, and has a large following of successful students. Her natural ability has allowed her to continually achieve top honors including Best Pet Portrait Artist as voted by Sarasota Pet Magazine. She is two-term Past President of Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society currently serving as Board Secretary and is a member of the International Society of Feline Artists.
Her work can be seen at Cat Depot in Sarasota, Florida and in her studio by appointment only.