Nancy Troupe
CreatingartsinceIwasoldenoughtoholdacrayon!

My early memories are filled with images of being sprawled out on my bedroom floor surrounded with crayons and coloring books.  School years were filled with art competitions, local and state-wide.  As a young adult, I sold my work on La Cienega and Melrose

in Los Angeles, I taught after school programs for kids, and adult classes at a local art studio in the San Fernando Valley.


During the "family" years, while raising 3 kids in Oregon, I stayed home to do t-shirt designs (some for the World Wildlife Fund), business logos, and free-lance design work for various companies.  Throughout my childrens' school years, I was active in their school art adventures, and enjoyed painting the backdrop scenery for many a school play.  My love for painting large grew from

that, and I eventually started my own mural business when we moved to Arizona.


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

* Owner/operator of Phoenix based Murals Faux Real LLC, interior and exterior murals 1998-2009

* Executive Officer, Board of Directors of the Arizona Art Alliance, 2006 - present

* Featured Artist for 2009 Arizona Art Alliance Holiday Show in Scottsdale  2009

*Top instructor for Michaels Stores "Grumbacher Fine Art Classes" 2009 and 2010

* Developed Visual Arts Department  for K-8 charter school in Tolleson, AZ 2009-2011

* Arizona Commission on the Arts registered Teaching Artist 2009-2011

* Exhibiting Artist in "Visions of Arizona", a one year exhibition at the Arizona House of Representatives, 2012

* Gallery artist at Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale 2010-2014

* Artist with Vino and Canvas, 2013-present


CURRENTLY

I am passionate about art.  I am doing what I love to do.  I paint every day!  In addition to working with Vino and Canvas, I offer

portraits, murals, and special commission paintings.  Contact me with any questions you may have regarding my artwork.