Nancy Carter’s first memories are of living in Savannah, Georgia. Late afternoon drives with her father to nearby Tybee Island sparked her love of the water and light of the coast. Throughout Nancy’s childhood she loved to draw and sketch. She attended college at UNCW and either spent her days at the beach or sketching during class. 

Today Nancy’s pastels can be found in galleries and private collections throughout the Southeast. Her honors include being selected “Best in Show” by Wilford Scott of the National Gallery of Art, having two of her paintings selected for inclusion in a major motion picture and being commissioned by EPA’s Office of Water. Critics have described her work as capturing vignettes of the coast with breathtaking intensity of color and detail.

The subjects of Nancy's paintings are chosen to inspire the viewer to visualize their own experience. She feels most honored when she inspires visceral reactions to her art. "I want my paintings to prompt a sense of unencumbered happiness and beauty."