Nancy is a Guelph, Ontario, visual artist who creates artworks in acrylic, mixed media and found materials. Her colourful and free-wheeling abstracts and non-objective paintings are inspired by lines, shapes and colours found in the landscape. She also works collaboratively in found material as part of the rêveDna Collective.

Recent Posts

Guelph Studio Tour 2016

I will be showing both small and large works at the Guelph Studio Tour 2016, October 14-16.  I will be sharing a large space with some other artists; we will be at  the Dublin Street Church, corner of Suffolk and Dublin, Guelph, Ontario.  Hours are Friday (14th) from 7-9 PM, Saturday (15th) 10-6 and Sunday (16th) 11-5.  For more info on the whole studio tour see  .   Would love to see old and new friends…pop in to say “hello” and enjoy all the wonderful art from a group of artists.  See  realistic, expressionistic, and abstract  and mixed media paintings

Mexica; abstract acrylic painting, mixed media painting; non-objective painting on canvas; 24x36 inches

Mexica; abstract acrylic painting, mixed media painting; non-objective painting on canvas; 24×36 inches


Toronto Outdoor Exhibition 2016

I am pleased to be juried into the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition 2016 in the painting category.  The dates are July 8-10 in Nathan Philip Square in downtown Toronto.  Hours have been extended this year: 10-8 on Friday and Saturday, 10-6 on Sunday.  I do have a booth in the shade, Booth number 251, and look […]


Dorland-Haight Gallery in Milton

New paintings going into Dorland-Haight Gallery in Milton today.  This is a joint show with Tom Dietrich and Sarah Joncas and the opening is Saturday, May 28th from 6-9 PM.  I will be showing my acrylic paintings on canvas along with mixed-media paintings showcasing  strong contrast, colour and an intuitive approach.  Look forward to seeing […]


Santini Gallery

Thanks to Lauryn for showcasing my new abstract paintings in her Gallery…Santini Gallery in Ottawa.  All paintings are acrylic and mixed drawing media on canvas with their trademark strong contrast and colour.



 I am part of the Whitestone:Eleven” a group show at the Bartlett Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton, ON.  The opening is May 14, 2-4 PM.  The show continues on until June 4th, 2016. http://    The Alton Mill is situated on the Bruce Trail and is a lovely drive into the scenic […]


New paintings showing at Illumine Gallery in St. Thomas ( from April2 – May 14. Opening night is April 2nd from 7-9. Love to see you there!


Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON, solo exhibition

Nancy’s solo exhibition at Homer Watson Gallery In Kitchener, ON, opens with a reception on February 7, 2016, 2-4 o’clock.  The theme of my show is ‘Climate Change’  and consists of 15+ paintings.  The Exhibition continues until March 6, 2016.  All paintings are acrylic with drawing media, either on canvas or board in various sizes.  Looking […]


Residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts

I will be travelling to Florida at the end of January for a one-week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Working with Steve Aimone and other selected artists. 


©Nancy Farrell-First Frost


Guelph Studio Tour

I will be showing at Dublin Church (corner of Dublin and Suffolk) for the Guelph Studio Tour running October 16-18.  Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 11-5pm.   I will be showing small to medium-sized paintings; all new for your viewing. The colours are changing, the weather is good….come on out for a visit. www.guelphstudiotour for more info.