Nancy Patz

Nancy Patz

Nancy Patz

I am here to reimagine...

telling my grandchildren my life’s stories, the joyous ones and the sad ones, too -- through my words and my drawings -- so they all will know truly what I’m about.

My Story

I’ve always loved to draw, and I’ve drawn and painted all my life. A few years ago I found my 92 sketchbooks stashed on shelves. That discovery -- as well as my many drawings and paintings hanging throughout the house and the 12 published books I’ve written and illustrated – made me think that perhaps I could tell my life’s story through my art, as well as through my recollections. I was reluctant...
I’ve always loved to draw, and I’ve drawn and painted all my life. A few years ago I found my 92 sketchbooks stashed on shelves. That discovery -- as well as my many drawings and paintings hanging throughout the house and the 12 published books I’ve written and illustrated – made me think that perhaps I could tell my life’s story through my art, as well as through my recollections. I was reluctant to set out my values and life principles as some sort of guide for my grandchildren to emulate. But I wanted them to really know me and my life’s stories – as well as their legacies that include my parents’ and grandparents’ stories as well. My sketches, drawings, and paintings – and my challenges and joys in creating them – are an important part of who I am. I wanted my grandchildren to know about them, too. My recently published book, Life on the Page: A Graphic Memoir, is the result.

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