Nancy Rochford will exhibit some of her extensive work at the Hillsdale Library throughout the month of April. Viewing will be in the Meeting Room, Lower Level, during regular library hours.

Nancy, a long time resident of Hillsdale, is an accomplished artist working in oils, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, and charcoal. Her versatility is manifested in her many works of varied subjects including wildlife, pets, landscapes, still life, and children’s book illustrations. She has also executed several residential mural projects. Nancy won third prize in the American Rose Society Competition of South Hampton, NY.

Born and raised in Fort Lee, Nancy graduated from the New York Phoenix School of Design on a complete scholarship. She also attended Art Students League in New York City and has taught classes in the classical style in the New Jersey adult education system.

Comprehensive training under noted portraitists such as Felix DeCossio and Everett Raymond Kinsler has contributed to the realist element in her work. Powerful influences of John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla are evident in her work. She is an ardent admirer of the late Arthur Maynard of Bergen County.

Nancy welcomes commissions of work done in the realist style. Selected existing works are available for purchase. You can reach Nancy at nancyrochford@mindspring.com or at 201-666-9245.