Nancye has had a lifelong interest in art with some success while at school, winning Royal Drawing School certificates and prizes. Offered a place at art school, she was persuaded to pursue a different path to earn a living! In her study of microbiology, drawing skills were occasionally required. Following her husband’s retirement and subsequent move to Ayr, she found a part-time position at Rozelle where her artistic side was rekindled. She took up painting again, attending classes by Felicity Walker in Troon, Tom Rennie in Dunure and more recently, portraiture and life drawing classes in Troon under the guidance of Bobby Johnstone, from which she has gained a lot of knowledge. Encouraged by family to go on an art holiday in Argyll, Nancye has been developing her art by studying various artists, being drawn to Turner and John Piper in particular, and enjoying portraying some of her life experiences which have touched her in some way. She was delighted to have had work accepted by Paisley Art Institute, North Ayrshire Open Exhibition and winning a prize at Dunure Art Group Summer exhibition. She has also exhibited at The Barony, West Kilbride, Ayr Hospital and The McKechnie Institute, Girvan.