Nancy Essex, Artist for Our 2016 Tile
The creator of this design is professional artist Nancy Essex. Nancy splits her time between Freedom and Tyler, Texas, but clearly Freedom is the place where she is inspired to paint. She is a water colorist specializing in landscapes, florals and still lifes. She is a juried artist and member of the Mount Washington Valley Art Association. Nancy’s watercolors have been featured at an Artisan’s night at the Freedom Village Store. Her tile is a wonderful drawing of one of Freedom’s Register of Historic Places, sketched specifically to be a tile. Nancy started her love of art very young in life, sketching in pencil and then progressing to pen and ink drawings. The tile design, done in black and white, draws on her skills from her early days as an artist.