Nancy Wells
Artist/Designer
ABOUT
   
Nancy Wells is a multi-discipline maker and doer. With a fine arts concentration in high school and a BFA in Apparel from Rhode Island School of Design, Nancy is rarely satisfied unless she is working in multiple avenues which satisfy her desire to affect the world around her through expressions of art. Upon reuniting with her passion for fine art, Nancy has been creating commission-based pet portraits, curating art shows, and occasionally showing in galleries.

Working for over 10 years in the fashion industry as a womenswear designer in New York, Nancy gained and cultivated a diverse array of skills, from technical sketching and illustration, to trend research and textile development. She has experience in managing design teams and giving presentations to the heads of corporations. Her organizational and communication skills have become an asset in driving the efficiency of business, through the creation of new forms, processes, and archival of information.

In more recent years, Nancy has become more driven to contribute to animal advocacy and philanthropy.  In 2013, she launched a series of art shows called "RESCUED," to help benefit animal rescue groups. The first show took place in July 2014 at the Hive Custom Tattoo and Art Gallery in Providence, RI. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL). Nancy hopes to continue organizing and curating these shows in other cities around the country, and ultimately to publish a book which features the artwork from the shows.

When she's not making art, Nancy can often be found challenging herself in new ways in the outdoors. Her goal for 2017 is rock climbing and rappelling, so that she can visit some of the more remote backcountry sites in National Parks.
   

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