Nancy Prowell grew her childhood curiosity of making crayon rubbing images of a leaf pressed under a piece of a paper into a passion for making woodcut prints. Her drawn observations of plants and everyday objects transform into robust images in carved and printed images. She often starts with a drawing or watercolor sketch that is then transferred to a poplar woodblock. Then, the carving and printing exploration begins. She makes and sells small limited edition, hand-printed woodcut prints, in collaboration with the Mill Creek Cafe. Note cards of prints are available at the HoneoyeCraft Lab.
She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Oregon in 1981 and has shown work around the USA. In 1984 she moved to Rochester,NY and fell in love with the Finger Lakes. In 1994 she completed her MSW program at SUNY Buffalo, and established a private psychotherapy practice, while continuing to be a passionate gardener and printmaker. Nancy, her husband Len and Addie, their Labrador retriever make their home in Honeoye, NY.