Nancee Jean Busse can’t remember a time when she wasn’t processing her experiences and observations through drawing or painting. From elementary school through a graduate degree, painting was the thread of continuity that honed her love of art, nature, and observation.
Many years of working as an illustrator, then art director of an educational publishing company provided an opportunity to learn and appreciate the value of strong design and simple forms. The color, simplicity, humor, and narrative quality of children’s illustration provided yet another springboard for visual expression.
Always an active outdoor enthusiast, it was only natural that the subject matter that appealed to her was the natural beauty of her surroundings. The unsurpassed beauty of western Colorado provides the artist with unlimited opportunities to paint powerful landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Nancee lives with her husband, dog, and cat at the foot of the spectacular Colorado National Monument. The ever-changing beauty of the slickrock canyons and panoramic vistas provide her the wondrous opportunity to chronicle the wide-open beauty of the America West.