Nancy Colby


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 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 currently teaches at Venice Art Center, Visual Arts Center and North Port Art Center with 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 for three years. She is two-term Past President of Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and is a member of the International Society of Feline Artists.

Her work can be seen and purchased at Cat Depot in Sarasota and in her studio by appointment only.

Nancy Colby