Nan has been making plant fiber paper for years. In the fall you can find her out in a field plucking the stalks of milkweed, leaving the seed pods behind, or drudging through swampy water to harvest cattail leaves. She marvels at the color that nature brings to her art. She hand binds journals, and makes artist books from her handmade paper.
Nan is the recent recipient of the Rowland Foundation’s Artist Residency Award to Vermont Studio Center. During her time at the Studio, she focused on melding of the book’s content and form.
She is on the board of Wisconsin Center for Paper Arts, and is a member of Bone Folders’ Guild and Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists.