Nancy Teague grew up in the small western Nebraska town of Sidney. Her youth years were rich with art and building projects, riding horses, fishing, hiking in nearby bluffs, ice skating, piano, flute, Rotary Exchange Student to Australia, student government positions, and working in her mom’s bookstore. Nancy’s husband of 49 years, two sons, and seven grandchildren have rounded out her life with deep gratitude and precious memories.
Teague graduated from the University of NE with a BFA in Education. Subsequently teaching three years in the Lincoln Public Schools before beginning her art career that has spanned four decades.
Her early work was realistic and captured the transforming effects of natural light on old or discarded objects. In 2013 Teague made a huge shift to Abstract Expressionism, precipitated by internal spiritual dynamics bringing joy and freedom that could not but spill over onto her canvas. The shift was challenging, but exciting in new found freedom to play, risk, learn, and explore.
Teague’s energetic strokes, colorful palette, spontaneity, playfulness, and contemplative ways bring depth and excitement to her work.
Teague’s abstracts have been selected for national competitions and her work is seen in corporate and private collections in the U.S.