Artist Nancy House began her creative journey at a young age exploring nature and its vast elements growing up along the San Juan River in Colorado. Nancy enjoys travel and the influences from the people and cultures of Russia, China, and Southeast Asia are seen in her work. The scope of Nancy’s creativity embraces numerous media: handmade paper, photography, clay, fused glass, and wire sculpture. Her work couples bold design with elements of nature and whimsy.
Nancy participates in shows in Houston, Friendswood, and Galveston. She has worked with art leagues in the Houston area, presenting seminars on the art of hand-made paper, both the technique of making and the use of in multimedia design. She taught the Art of Making Paper at Galveston College. She has found her element in paper machè and currently teaches paper maché in her studio, in the 50+ Life-long Learning Program at College of the Mainland, and at Ocher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UTMB. She is vice president of the Galveston Art League.
Ms. House’s works reside in private collections in Moscow, in Europe, and throughout the United States. As a strong supporter of the community, Nancy has contributed pieces to projects such as Children of the World in Houston; the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia; and Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston.
Nancy worked as a Houston aerospace contractor, creating public outreach materials that define and communicate the goals and roles of our nation’s space agency. She has collaborated with professional colleagues in Russia to write four books on the effects of space flight on human physiology. She has authored/edited a number of other books including biographies, autobiographies, and novels. She participated in the People to People Ambassador Program in China working in the field of communication. Nancy serves on the board of the Animal Alliance of Galveston County.