The profile picture you see is how we did selfies the old fashioned way...self-portraits! This self-portrait was done in 1980. I was thirty. I had been painting for a couple of years by then. You see me looking at myself in the mirror. I am wearing a pretty dress and earrings. My hair is loose. This was not how I usually looked when I came to the easel. But this self-portrait was different. In this one I am holding out my palette, showing my colors. What I am really doing is saying to God, "Okay, what do you want me to paint now?" (And God, or my guides, and certainly the angels, did tell me, over the years...)
Nancy Wait is an American artist and writer who began her journey into art in the late 1970s after an earlier career as an actress in the UK under the name Nancie Wait.
During the 1980s she had a successful free-lance business as a commercial artist painting portraits and architectural renderings.
She also painted visions from her imagination, a series called “Journey To The Deep.”
Over the years Nancy has participated in many group shows as well as a few solo shows.
In the mid-1990s she began a series of paintings of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Park Slope, and was a co-founder of a group of artists called Brooklyn Visions. They had numerous group shows and published a book of Nancy’s interviews of nine of the artists. Brooklyn Boro President, Howard Golden, celebrated their work by declaring March 31st, 1998, Brooklyn Visions Day.
Nancy then spent the first decade of the new millennium writing a memoir titled, “The Nancy Who Drew, the Memoir That Solved A Mystery.” She is currently working on Vol. 2, which is about how and why she became an artist and how it changed her view of herself and the world around her.
The subject of art and how it relates to higher consciousness has captivated Nancy since 2009 when she began talking about it on Blog Talk Radio and interviewing other people in various art fields. The show, Art and Ascension, ran for three years.
Links to the show, her books, and her long-running blog, many pieces having to do with art and painting, and her you tube channel, can be found on her website: http://nancywait.com/