Artist Nancy Jacey presents her lovely portfolio of illustrations, and invites you to visit her website for more information.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong passion for art. My parents always said that as soon as I could pick up a pen or pencil, I was doodling and drawing on every scrap or piece of paper that I could get my little hands on. I very enthusiastically took every art class that was offered in elementary and middle school and later made a decision while in high school art classes to pursue art as a career.
I graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a BFA in studio art, where I studied drawing, painting, sculpture and graphic design. During that time, I also studied painting and drawing as part of a summer program at Rhode Island School of Design. Soon after, I attended Savannah College of Art Design and graduated with a MFA in illustration.
I have worked in all different media, but I enjoy most and choose to primarily work in Prismacolor pencil and acrylic. I usually work on several pieces at the same time because my colored pencil pieces are very time consuming. I love working large scale. Some of my Prismacolor pieces are as big as 30” x 40,” and take up to 400+ hours to complete. During that process, I am working on several acrylic paintings, which do not take nearly as long.
Nature, wildlife and marine life inspire my work. I am fascinated with all of its vibrant, beautiful colors and intricate details. My passion for art lies in capturing and exaggerating the colors that make up the world around us and bringing it to life for my audience. My work has been exhibited extensively throughout Florida, Georgia and Virginia.
My clients include Toland Home and Garden Inc., Jacey Vineyards, Weekly Reader Magazine, Rooms to Go Inc., Public Imagery Inc., Food Systems Unlimited Inc., YMCA, the Royal Order of Jesters Division of Shriners Children’s Hospital, RseaH Enterprises Inc., Maverick Energy Group Ltd., NPA Bodybuilding USA, Mermaid’s Bite Boutique and the Florida Wildlife Federation.
I have been teaching students of all ages and skill levels in both painting and drawing for ten years. I teach not only in my Richmond, Virginia studio, but also in other art facilities and several assisted living homes in the Richmond area.
I am currently working as a licensed artist for commerical companies, where my art can be seen on home and garden flags.