About Nancy

All About The Artist

Nancy enjoys painting with oil using brush and pallet knife, water painting and soapstone carving. She makes time for her artwork in between caring for the horses and her job of evaluating homes for Insurance Companies. Located in Oro Medonte her studio gives her a wonderful opportunity to create paintings of her horses.

Her passion for horses and nature provides the inspiration for her paintings of landscapes, horses and other animal portraits. She enjoys creating the calm scenic landscapes and sunsets seen in her travels throughout Simcoe County, Muskoka and Georgian Bay. The Dark Horse Artistry logo is her oil painting of her own mare who shows us the energy, strength and beauty of the horse that Nancy portrays in her work.

After taking the 5 year Arts & Science program at Newtonbrook Secondary School, her post secondary education includes Art Design and Photography courses at Georgian College and obtaining the Chartered Insurance Professional designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada. She is also a Certified Chris Irwin Horse Trainer and has completed his Equine Assisted Personal Development courses.

Nancy is a member of the Barrie Art Club, Artists at the Gibson and South Simcoe Arts Council. Her paintings are displayed in private homes in Oro Medonte, throughout Ontario and Alberta.

Nancy has two grown sons with families of their own including her four grandchildren.

Nancy McHardy with her horse “Olive My Love” one of her main insiprations for painting.