Nancy Tankersley was born into a military family in Easton, Maryland and traveled widely throughout the United States, both in her childhood and later as a military wife. She began her art career as a portraitist, but then entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. Today Tankersley searches for the unpredictable in her paintings, moving among landscape, figure, and still life. While incorporating non-traditional tools, supports, and technologies into her paintings she remains faithful to her impressionistic style.
Active in the current plein air movement, and a founder of Plein Air Easton, Tankersley travels worldwide participating in competitions, judging, and teaching. Her recent honors include Best of Show at the 2017 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival and the Dickinson Award for Best Painting by a Signature Member at the American Impressionist Society’s annual juried exhibition.
Tankersley is represented by Brazier Gallery (Richmond, VA,), Gildea Gallery (Key West, Florida), LePrince Fine Art (Charleston), William Ris Gallery (Jamesport, NY), and South Street Art Gallery (Easton, MD).