I have always loved making things.
About Nancy Stroupe:
I have always loved making things—the process and the product are sources of pleasure. The making takes various forms: I began as a painter, discovered printing and worked as a lithographer for several years, then turned to relief prints. Linocut begged for embellishment, so I collaged images, many of them inspired by the major religions of our planet. Recently I have handprinted ceramic tiles and am again painting, this time on tile surfaces as well as canvas.
I continue to be drawn to images which suggest something beyond the immediate and apparent, no doubt a reflection of my studies in literature, psychology and theology. Wife, mother of three sons, grandmother recently, I am retired from teaching, ministry and counseling to continue full time at my oldest profession—art.