Nancy Eckels was born in New York State, but moved to Utah at age 7 when her father was transferred for his work. With her family, she spent her summers exploring many of the national parks, and natural wonders of the western U.S. where her father loved to fish and photograph. He instilled in her a love and appreciation for the beauty and colors of nature, while her mother taught her many of the lessons of art.
Nancy became a full time artist after ending another creative career. As a child, she dabbled in art, but always wanted to experience show business. She moved to California to attend college, and happily worked in television for many years. She was a director on the CBS daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful” when she decided to move on to full time painting. Given her family background, it seemed like the most natural transition she could make. Her parents met in an oil painting class, her sister is an artist, and many of her aunts and uncles were artists.
The past 18 years her work has been placed in homes and businesses across the country. She has participated for multiple years in several of the top juried art shows in the U.S. including the La Quinta Arts Festival in the California desert, and the annual show at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Arizona.
Nancy will be painting as long as she can hold a brush. It’s a passion that will not be lost to retirement. She lives with her husband in Canyon Country, California.