INTRODUCTION TO NANCY Z. QUINN
What happens when an internationally known Florida wildlife artist moves to the wild and woolly west? Well, first she finds a cougar on her swing set and a moose in her driveway! But that’s only a small part of the adventure. Nancy was born in Michigan but grew up in Florida, where she developed a great love of animals and nature. After college, she worked as a conservation law enforcement duty officer for the state, while volunteering her spare time at wildlife rehabilitation centers where she brought their birds and reptiles into the schools to educate children of all ages. Over the years she has handled many domestic and exotic species, including snakes, cougars, leopards, and tigers.
She left law enforcement to pursue her passion for wildlife art, and after receiving two World Wildlife Art Championship Awards, her new vocation became a fulltime career. But once she married an Air Force officer and moved to Washington, D.C, all this suddenly changed when, a few months later, her husband survived the September 11th attack on the Pentagon. Their life would never be the same as the months turned into years, and she found herself raising two small girls while her husband devoted his efforts to the war. Finally, the day came when he retired and they were at last able to enjoy a new life, this time in the mountains of Montana.
Here they discovered a new world of exciting and unusual adventures. They soon learned how unprepared they were for the challenges ahead, both comical and adventurous. The humor of their early encounters with cattle and local customs merely masked the more ominous confrontations yet to come with predators and nature. Through their journey they discovered the true meaning of the “Code of the West,” a concept which has not entirely vanished from the American way of life.
Encouraged by friends and family alike, Nancy recently published her first book, Go West, Young Woman!, and now is working on its sequel. She still happily resides on her mountainside with her husband, daughters, dogs, and horses, while continuing to paint and write about her experiences living in the west. The book can be found on Amazon.com, Hellgatepress.com, and in bookstores. Personalized, signed copies are available through Nancy’s website at www.quinnwildlifeart.com.
Here is the gallery of her artwork. This video will show you the highlights of her talent. Scenes from her homestead in Montana, and animals she has met along the way.
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