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About Nancy

From her early years, Nancy Niederhauser studied drawing and painting, continuing throughout her formal education, always taking an art history or studio class. After college, she dabbled in life drawing, landscapes and other subjects while she focused on her social work career. She devoted 40 years to her “day job” as a mental health professional, obtaining masters degrees in public administration and clinical psychology. She gave birth to NanceNotes in 1997.

The venture began after Nancy rediscovered her passion for painting during a Fall 1996 trip to Northern Italy, creating numerous pen and pastel illustrations of her adventure. Friends suggested making prints for holiday gifts and the concept grew quickly to include her first holiday card and then notecards. Her house portraits and work have been featured in private collections across the US, small San Francisco galleries and boutiques, as well as at the SF Museo Italo Americano.

Over the past 11 years, Nancy has directed much of her creativity to the SF Urban Haven and Secret Garden. Nancy continues to paint and study in San Francisco and now in Bristol, UK, where she stays much of the year with her new English husband. Nancy is glad to share her art via notecards, prints and commissions for house portraits.

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