Nancy Green - Helper, UTDesert beauty catching breath
meandering arroyo inviting journey
cactus blossom embodying fragility
hummingbird nest offering haven

Heart and mind sing in response

To capture that song
through color, mark, texture
layers of paint, ink, pigment, wax
smoothed down, scraped away
built up and eroded, geology in miniature
simplifying the complex, seeking essence

The past reflected in the present
the inner reflected in the outer
the hidden made evident
the evident, hidden

In the end, parts come together as whole
buried subtleties and mysteries
supporting and deepening the finished surface



  • Monotype/Monoprint Workshops, Timberwick Studios, Santa Fe, NM
  • Oil & Cold Wax Workshops, Rebecca Crowell, Levels I, II, & Masters
  • Studio Group Workshops, Helper, UT
  • Studio Art Certificate Program, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

General Education

  • PhD, Communication, Stanford University
  • MLS, Library Science, UC Berkeley
  • MA, Spanish, Middlebury College

Juried Shows & Awards, Residencies

  • Artist Residency, Centre d’Art i Natura, Farrera, Spain, 2013
  • 1st Annual Kane County Artists Exhibition, Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, Mt. Carmel, UT, 2008
  • 84th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT, 2008
  • Purchase Award, 64th Annual Cedar City Art Committee Exhibition, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Cedar City, UT, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Everett Ruess Plein Air Painting Competition, Escalante, UT, 2004


  • Group exhibition, Nest: Women Artists of Helper, amjworks, Helper, UT, 2017
  • Solo exhibition, Earthbound, Gallery 24, Torrey, UT, 2015
  • Annual Honoring Utah Artists exhibition, Alpine Art, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012-2014
  • Solo exhibition, Gallery 24, Torrey, UT, 2010
  • Two-person exhibition, Gallery 24, Torrey, UT, 2008
  • Solo exhibition, Anasazi State Park Museum, Boulder, UT, 2007
  • Emerging Artists exhibition, Helper Arts Festival, Helper UT, 2006
  • Two-person exhibition, Anasazi State Park Museum, Boulder, UT, 2006