When Nancy Michaelson first saw Pinnacle Peak, Black Mountain, and Saguaro cacti—she told her sister “I want to live here”. Three days later, she purchased her home in Carefree, Arizona. In the years since, she has immersed herself in the light and nuances of the Sonoran Desert, painting its beautiful shapes and colors.
Nancy has drawn and painted her entire life. She studied Renaissance Painting in Italy with Fred Wessel, Jack Beal, Sondra Freckelton, Mary Aro and Bill Patterson; all internationally known artists. Nancy has exhibited in state, national, and international competitions and earned numerous prizes, awards, and recognition.