Nancy West was born in Texas in 1961. An artist from an early age, Nancy began receiving art-based awards beginning at the age of seven. She eventually earned her BFA in 1986 at the University of Texas and subsequently built a body of work with a primary focus on oil paintings. Nancy’s artistic style is big and bold brushstrokes characterized by a bright full color palette. She has exhibited her work nationally, and is often commissioned for her art work. Nancy has taught art for over 25 years and also coordinated art programs for the city of Austin. In 2000, Nancy joined Imagine Art where her art career blossomed and later held an AmeriCorps position at Imagine Art from 2007-2008. Currently, Nancy just finished a 12 panel series titled Alpha Omega: Beginning and Ending, and is beginning a new series of landscapes, and plans to keep teaching in order to produce fresh artwork.