Meet the Artist

 
 

Nancy Lefko, a lifelong artist, has been creating mixed media collage art for a number of years. With a Master’s Degree in Education, she taught elementary school for many years before starting a family, and now combines her love of art with her passion for teaching.

Nancy teaches at art retreats, art centers and stores, and offers online workshops. She currently sells her original artwork on Etsy and has been published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Art Journaling by Somerset; Somerset Apprentice; Artful Blogging; Somerset Studio Gallery and Somerset Studio magazines. She has licensed her artwork for the home and giftware industry; her designs have appeared on coasters, trivets, wall art, photo frames and fabric. She is currently a member of the Design Team for The Crafter’s Workshop stencil company.  

A native New Yorker, Nancy currently lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire with her husband and three sons.
         
                                    Artist’s Statement

For me, creating is a necessity as essential as breathing. Over the years I have created in a variety of media from quilting to needle arts to graphite illustration to my current passion, mixed media collage art. In mixed media art I focus on creating pieces that are rich in texture and design and I pay close attention to the backgrounds so they effectively support each focal image.
 
My collections include pieces with uplifting, inspirational messages and celebrations of the natural world and all its bounty. With a passion for all things vintage, I also feature imagery from long ago in my artwork. I tell a story about the subject and give new life to discarded photos as an homage to those who came before.  

Using color-rich acrylic paints, inks and papers, I create work that leaves the viewer with a smile in their heart. My artwork is meant to inspire and uplift its audience and leave them feeling joyful in the human spirit and the beauty of the natural world.

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