Nancy Teague grew up in a small town in western Nebraska. The simplicity of life yielded many opportunities of outdoor activities - riding her horse, fishing, hiking in nearby bluffs, ice skating, building a backyard miniature golf course with her little brother, playing cowboys and army, etc. Creating things and doing art were a regular happening. Piano, flute, three siblings, A&W carhop, Exchange Student to Australia, student government, working in her mother’s bookstore, helping clean her father’s law office, and many shared household duties, made for enriched growing up years.
A graduate from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a BFA in Education opened the door for an Art Teacher position in the Lincoln Public School system. After three years of teaching she began her art career.
Teague has been married over forty five years, has two precious sons, and six delightful grandchildren.
Teague’s abstracts are influenced by the inherent dynamics of life involving reflection and connection. An inner joy connected to our true identity and origin, discovered later in her life, is the source of this mirroring understanding. This joyful relational spring board gives her freedom to use bold and subtle marks, color, surface activity, and contrast in a spontaneous and intentional way. She delights in the playfulness of moving paint and creating interaction. Fun and intrigue are displayed in her work. Life is meant to be full and her desire is to stir that up in the viewers of her paintings.
Teague has been in top national art fairs, won numerous awards, and has her work in many collections. In 2016 Teague had the honor of doing a six by eight foot diptych commission for KSU Business Administration Building for their Executive Conference Room.