Tuftonboro resident Nancy Lane Piper delights in creating detailed drawings of houses and animals. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Fine Arts with a major in sculpture and minor in drawing. Her sculptural background is reflected in her pencil portraits by their strong three-dimensional qualities. Her drawings are typically done on textured tinted pastel papers with graphite and white pencils. She especially enjoys drawing animals and capturing the life in their eyes and the personality and humor in their expressions. In 2009 she completed a series of 17 drawings depicting some of the rescued dogs that were part of The Forever Home Foundation, a private, non-profit group dedicated to finding loving homes for unwanted and abused dogs.
Nancy retired in 2004 after 30 years of teaching art in the Lakes Region. She is an active member and former treasurer of the Governor Wentworth Arts Council and a committee member for the Artists in the Park fine art and crafts fair.
Some of her work can be seen at the Tuftonboro Library where she donated a series of drawings depicting the seven early locations of the library. She works out of her home studio and welcomes commissions for animal and house portraits.