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Nancy Conant began her artistic endeavors at a very early age. “I pretty much wanted to sculpt or draw anything I could get to sit still! I would spend countless hours studying faces in fashion magazines and try to meticulously render what I saw.”

“Like most of us, I love beauty. I see beauty take shape and form in so many things: Animals, nature, people; not necessarily “perfect people” or what the world values and calls beautiful, but the innate beauty that exists in all of God’s creation. When I see something that leaves me awestruck or causes me to do a double-take, I want to capture it and preserve it so that it can be appreciated and enjoyed far beyond that moment in time. “

Born and raised in Southern California, Nancy always knew she was destined to be an artist and hoped somehow she could combine her love for animals with her passion for art. In the late 80’s her love for all creatures great and small led her to a wildlife animal refuge where she donated her time to serve as a volunteer in the compound’s hospital. Later she began working with wild and exotic animals as an animal caretaker and assistant trainer for movies and television. Through these experiences, she developed an awe and deep respect for these amazing creatures.

“Nothing – NO THING WHATSOEVER, can compare to the amazing privilege it is to take a nap with a chimp or go for a walk with a snow leopard, African lion, or bear.” Though she no longer works with lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), she derives incredible joy from being able to paint their likeness.

Today, Nancy Conant’s home studio is located on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. She lives with her husband Chris, and two daughters, Rebekah and Meghan. Nancy has over 20 years of art adventures under her belt from college courses to commissions, art studies to workshops, spanning murals to pencil drawings, sculpting to oils and pastels. She counts it a privilege and a blessing to create a fine art keepsake that can be handed down for generations to come, through her commissioned work.

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    Lilac Breasted Roller – Nancy Conant

    $1,800.00

    Lilac Breasted Roller

    16 x 12 Pastel

    Framed - Add 2-3 inches per side for frame

    When I first saw the Lilac Breasted Roller, I was awestruck at its beauty. It was something I just had to paint! God’s creations are so wonderful, but some things he made are just over the top. This little bird is one of them.

    Fun facts about the Lilac Breasted Roller: This absolutely breathtaking bird is the Lilac- breasted Roller. You won’t find them in any tree-less areas, since they need to be constantly perched atop high vantage points in order to spot yummy prey like insects, lizards, small rodents and even, small birds.

    They nest in natural holes found in trees and lay around 2-4 eggs. Both boys and girls get to grow up looking fabulous, since there is no sexual dimorphism in the species. The birds are monogamous and their name, ‘roller’ actually comes from the spectacular aerial displays the birds employ during mating season. Lilac-breasted Rollers will dive from a considerable elevation, and then roll in the air while simultaneously letting out a loud call to attract a partner.

    The best part of their mating dance, though, is when it’s perched. It rocks its body, almost like a belly dancer, swaying back and forth, while keeping its head perfectly still. It looks hilarious, actually. The colors of this Lilac-breasted Roller paired with its outstanding dance moves make it one of the true lady-killers of the bird world.


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    Rufous Hummingbird – Nancy Conant

    $900.00

    Rufous Hummingbird

    8 x 10 Pastel 

    Framed - Add 2-3 inches per side for frame

    Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) – or Red-backed Hummingbird – is a relatively common, small, migratory hummingbird, with the longest migration route of any hummingbirds that occur in the United States – potentially traveling over 2,000 miles from Alaska to southern Mexico and back, and crossing mountain ranges as high as 12,600 feet. In fact, they make the longest bird migration on earth, as measured in body lengths.


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    Booted Racket Tail – Nancy Conant

    $900.00

    Booted Racket Tail

    8 x 10 Pastel

    Framed - Add 2-3 inches per side for frame

    Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) – also known as Racket-tailed Puffleg – is a South American humming bird the male Booted Racket-tail has green upperparts and a long bluish tail. He has a snow-white dense feathering around the legs known as “leg puffs” (which are not always visible). These leg puffs have been described as resembling “woolly panties” or “little cotton balls” above the legs, These leg puffs are unique to the pufflegs.


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    Violet Sabrewings – Nancy Conant

    $900.00

    Violet Sabrewings

    8 x 10 Pastel

    Framed - Add 2-3 inches per side for frame

    Violet Sabrewings (Campylopterus hemileucurus) are native to southern Mexico through Costa Rica to western Panama, where they are relatively common. In Costa Rica, they occur in the mountains along both coasts. They typically occur at higher elevations, between 1,500 to 2,200 m, but may descend to lower elevations outside the breeding season.


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    Ruby Throated Hummingbird – Nancy Conant

    $900.00

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    8 x 10 Pastel

    Framed - Add 2-3 inches per side for frame

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are small hummingbirds that breed in southern Canada (central Alberta east to Nova Scotia) south to central and eastern USA (North Dakota east to Maine, and south to southern Texas. Vagrants travel as far west as California. This species occupies the largest breeding range of any North American hummingbird.