Nancy Power Meaden
I was born in a Chicago suburb where I lived throughout my childhood. As a young girl, I spent hours drawing and regularly invested my "hard-earned" allowance in art books. However, my college career did not involve artistic studies, as I was too practical. After college, I married and moved to New Mexico where the connection with my natural surroundings was peaked by the wonderful differences between the Midwest and Southwestern United States. My family spent time outdoors regularly and travelled throughout the parks and mountains of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Although I was not yet painting, there were an abundance of other creative outlets like needlework and creating wreathes and arrangments from wild plants and vines that I collected while hiking or camping. Later, when my children were grown, my life took on another direction when I was transplanted to northern California and began another adventure. This page displays a collection of the work that has followed.