Nancy Bracken


64 | Nancy Bracken | A View of Heaven | watercolor | 18×20

Where Have I Been? Where in the World Am I Going?

 Moving to the beautiful Low Country of South Carolina over twenty-five years ago, gave Nancy Bracken the opportunity to develop her skills and passion as an artist. She began her studies with Bruce Chandler, learning watercolor and collage techniques for depicting the beauty of the ocean, marsh and nature. Her training included many workshops and classes with artists locally and while travelling.

Nancy’s artwork has been purchased by tourists and friends and taken to homes all over the country and even abroad. She enjoys knowing that her beach scenes serve as a reminder of good times at Pawleys Island.

A member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, Waccamaw Neck Arts Alliance, and Georgetown Watercolor Society. Nancy’s work is available at Artworks,  Grayman Gallery, and Waterfront Books in Georgetown.  She has been featured in exhibits at the Rice Museum in Georgetown and The Lakes at Litchfield, as well as in other galleries and shows. Nancy enjoys painting with other artists, friends and groups.  Nancy’s latest interest is to explore ways that creativity can open and express thoughts and feelings and help people to tell their stories.  Sharing her creative talents and paintings for the benefit of others has emerged recently and adds to her enjoyment.

Travel to Egypt, China, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Easter Island, the Panama Canal and the American West have inspired paintings that bring back wonderful memories.  Recent Watercolor Workshops with Graham Berry and Anne Hightower Patterson have added new challenges to her paintings.

Nancy’s greatest passion is painting and sharing the beauty of the Low Country. The ocean, beach, trees and sky are subjects of many paintings. When she has an opportunity to paint with friends, the beach is most often the first choice of subject matter. An amazing view of the ocean from her studio adds inspiration.



Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.