Watercolor artist Nancy Lent Lanoue has been surrounded by the natural beauty of New England throughout her life. Whether gazing upon a fog-filled valley, exploring the woods from dawn to dusk, or berry picking on a sunny slope, she relishes returning to these images through her art. About her work, she says, “While moved by the external beauty of Vermont’s natural and architectural images, the intrinsic design qualities of nature hold special allure. Perhaps my tendency toward realism is that the process of observing the subject is peaceful, yet focused. Creating watercolor art is a chance to linger on a scene before it disappears into the whirl of the moment.” Nancy grew up at the end of a dirt road in South Strafford, Vermont overlooking Downer State Forest. Her father, abstract expressionist artist, Harlow Lent was her first art teacher. Starting in 2003 she began seriously taking workshops and classes with professional artists including Peter Huntoon, and William Lambert, Peter Granucci, and Susan Abbott. Nancy has been showing and selling her artwork to the public since 2007. She is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society.