Before becoming an artist, Nancy lived on a hobby farm and created an award-winning garden on the coast which has given her much inspiration for her whimsical artwork. After moving to the Okanagan, she became a caregiver to her mom and needing some “me time”, attended a “Zen” doodling class at the Vernon Community Art Centre. She discovered a whole new world of “happy art” which she creates on illustration board with pen and alcohol inks. Her work is full of bright, beautiful colors and she loves to have the viewer look for things beyond what is plainly visible.
In 2020 Nancy Vince collaborated Lauri Wiberg (penname Laurel Ellen) to release their children’s book series, A Whimsical Journey. Featuring Nancy’s artwork and Lauri’s poetry, each book is filled with creative pictures where children are asked questions to find objects found within, and Lauri’s words serve as literary lullabies.