Nancy Vince

Nancy Vince is a multi-media artist, residing in Coldstream B.C. Her Happy Art has been described as whimsical art, zen art, and folk art.


Artist statement:

My first artistic endeavour took place in my Maple Ridge garden. After building our home in the country I created an award winning garden that has been featured in the Vancouver Sun, on HGTV, and in the magazines “Gardens West” and “Canadian Gardening”. I was very involved with the Maple Ridge Garden Club and when we decided to move and retire to the Okanagan, the garden club asked if I planned on creating another garden. I told them my retirement dream was to learn how to draw and paint so as a going away gift the club gave me a complete art set.

After arriving in Vernon life got in the way and the art set ended up in the closet for almost 5 years. In 2011 I became a caregiver to my mom. After having her in our home I knew it was time to finally take that art set out of the closet. During the summer of 2012 I started to attend a drop in art class at Nadine’s Fine Arts. I created my first piece and have never looked back. I work with acrylics but have also recently taken up drawing colourful whimsical illustrations which I turn into cards and prints. Art has been incredibly rewarding and I am able to lose myself in the process of creating more times than I can remember. It is my safe place and my escape.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Vernon Community Arts Centre
  • 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5
  • (250) 542-6243
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