Nancy Douglas is a mixed media artist and collage illustrator living in downtown Kingston. She is a graduate of the Interpretive Illustration Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario where she began her career as a freelance editorial illustrator in 1995. Her collage art appeared regularly in magazine publications such as Maclean Hunter and Osprey Media. Nancy is often hired to illustrate difficult subject matter such as: toxic work places, addiction, and depression.
Nancy has also been commissioned for collage portraits of well known political and literary
figures by publishing and advertising companies. Nancy enjoys the challenge that illustration
can bring, allowing her collage to make complex visual connections.
Nancy’s fine art collage is more painterly; surprising the viewer with many pieces that make up the whole. Past exhibitions have brought together her love of maps, family genealogy, and the importance of neighbourhood. Newer work combines large scale object drawing with collage.
Rendering objects accurately has always been a joy for Nancy. Manufactured objects and the
connections they have to us and to ‘place’ has always been of interest.
Nancy Douglas has extensive teaching experience dividing her time since 1995 between Fine Art, Illustration and Art Teaching. She opened Nelson Street Studio in 2007, where she has taught drawing, painting, and collage for Adult, Teen and Youth. She teaches art workshops for youth at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and extensively for the Limestone District School Board. Nancy Douglas is the 2016/2017 Artist in Residence for Queen’s University Faculty of Education.
Nancy’s classes are inclusive, fun and always informative.