Nancy L. Herbst attended the Montserrat School (now College) of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, but did not discover her passion for watercolor until motherhood forced a change of medium in 1987. Under the guidance of Mr. Kaji Aso in his Boston studio, Nancy began making discoveries of technique, including "happy accidents," which are specific to the unique personality of watercolor. While it is possible to maintain strict control over watercolor, she prefers to guide the paint and water and allow it to freely mix itself for her.

Since moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1992, Nancy has studied with some outstanding artists at the Scottsdale Artists School and at workshops around the country.

Nancy maintains a studio at home in Tempe, Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

© 2009, Nancy Herbst