About the Artist

Originally from Western New York, Nancy Culver is now a Liberty, Maine resident. Nancy earned a degree in Graphic Design early in her career and continued gaining an interest in fine arts when studying art history and being introduced to impressionistic style painters. She works primarily in pastels and acrylics and is inspired by nature, places she has traveled, and people she has met along the way.

Nancy believes in the healing power of art and spent two years volunteering with a healing arts organization in Denver. After living in Colorado for twenty-four years and enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the opportunity to move back to the East coast came knocking. Spending time outdoors in all the natural beauty Maine has to offer is a source of inspiration for a majority of her recent work. She aims to capture a sense of place or a moment in time and share it with others who may not have the opportunity to experience it themselves. 

Awards /Shows

2023 Pastel Society of Maine, 23rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition – Merit Award

2023 Central Mass Pastel Society, Marks of Distinction Exhibition

2023 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, For Pastels Only Annual Exhibition

2023 Maine Duck Stamp Winner

2022 Pastel Society of Maine Member Show – 1st Place “Crash Into ME”

2022 Pastel Society of New Hampshire, International Juried Show

2022 Maine Duck Stamp Contest – Honorable Mention

2021 Maine Duck Stamp Contest – 2nd Place

2021 Bangor Art Society Open Juried Show – 3rd Place 

2021 Pastel Society of Maine, Spring Member Show


Pastel Society of America Associate Member

Pastel Society of Maine Associate Member