Nancy Bio

Nancy Stawitz Barnhart
Nancy has had a love of both art and science for as long as she can remember. She received an Associates in Commercial Art from Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography in 1987, and worked for 15 years at the The Pfaltzgraff Company designing dinnerware and flatware for the tabletop industry.

Nancy has an interest in garden design and received a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture from Longwood Gardens in 2000. With a passion for adventure she has traveled to Europe, Mexico and the Middle/Far East. Her greatest Joys were the Japanese Gardens in Japan, and the Art and Architecture of Barcelona Spain.

In 2002 Nancy left corporate employment to pursue and find the best path for her life. She has never known exactly what she “wants to do with her life”, so it has been a process of unfolding. In 2004 several doors opened for her to begin painting fine art and experimenting with different media to find and develop her own personal style. Abstracts and landscapes are what she enjoys the most.

In 2005, Nancy explored the Adirondacks of New York, and discovered that she had a strong heart’s desire to help people relax and find balance in their lives through nature. She graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage-York Campus in 2007 as Valedictorian, and balances her own business between art and massage. In 2012, in preparing for hiking 800 miles of the Appalachian Trail with her husband Craig, Nancy discovered the need for some trail clothing that she could not find in the current market. So she created a hiking kilt which both her husband and she wore and loved, thus creating one more avenue of art and design to pursue.

Nancy’s passion is helping people find wholeness in their lives, and she utilizes art and massage to restore and rejuvenate. She wants to help people find balance in their lives and realize who they are and how they can connect to what makes their heart sing and express their own uniqueness.