Born and raised in British Columbia's spectacular Fraser Valley, glass artist, Nancy Dearborn has always sought to echo the beauty of the natural world in her art. The call to create began early in Nancy's life, beginning with interests in painting and photography. Her love of colour and texture opened her to the world of glass and it through this medium that she found freedom as an artist .
In 2004 Nancy relocated to the Okanagan Valley where she is inspired by the breathtaking views that surround her. She works from her studio nestled in the solitude of towering trees in the hills overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Nancy has become known for the highly textured surfaces that she achieves by using a unique process of hand-hammering glass. The piece is then built layer upon layer, producing light-catching angles and contrast of colour. Many of her works are comprised of thousands of fragments that return to the kiln for several firings.
Nancy's art work can be found in galleries and private collections in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Australia & the UK.