The artist, Nancye McCracken Knott, is fascinated with the interplay of light and shadow both in landscapes and still life arrangements. She selects objects from her home and surroundings for her work. Although not exclusively a water-colorist, this is her preferred medium as it lends itself to the capture of a visual image, an emotion or a moment in time when she wants to fold, first for herself then hopefully affecting others.
Born in North Carolina her early years were spent in Virginia then in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida and has studied with several teachers and continues through self-training and workshops to explore new and challenging concepts.
Nancye's works are shown in many juried shows across the United States and are displayed in galleries, and public and private collections both in this and several foreign countries.
Active in local arts groups, the artist teaches private classes for adults and children and conducts workshops. She also taught at the area community college for over twenty years. She works in her rural Virginia home located literally on the NC-VA line which enables her to enjoy membership in both states' art societies.