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Nancy Bowron

From my earliest memories, I have loved to create. After loving art all through school and winning 1st place in a citywide art competition in middle school, the emphasis in high school life was to get a practical education. From that time on, art studies were eliminated from formal schooling. I therefore graduated with a degree in Public Relations from Virginia Tech with an education for a “real” job. For years, I have dabbled in all things creative – photography, sewing, embroidery, metal jewelry design, weaving – yes on a loom, liberated quilting, photography and uncountable other crafty and artsy things. I am a fervent lover of textiles, color, and texture. The biggest creative outlet during most of my adult life was knitting. I have worked in 2 knit shops, managing one of them. Knitting and designing many items, one of my patterns is featured in the nationally published book “101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.” Then a shoulder injury halted all knitting. I credit my sweet husband for the return to painting. Knowing a creative outlet was necessary, he purchased her a series of painting classes. The rest is, as they say, history. Since then, I have studied under local artists Paul Proctor, Hazel King, Lee Hamblen, Mildred Jarrett, and Dorsey McHugh. I have taken workshops with Gerald Brommer, Edie Maney and Jan Batts. I have been juried into the Central South Art Exhibition, a national show. Works are currently exhibited at the Artisan Market place in The Re

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