Nancy Morin (1944- ) was born in Cornwall, Ontario. She moved to Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1970, where she entered the visual arts program at l’Université de Moncton. After graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Morin developed as an artist within Moncton’s rich Acadian culture, where she developed a close professional relationship with Acadian artist Yvon Gallant.
Morin’s work has a distinct dream-like quality, using fanciful imagery and bright primary colours. Her fairy tale settings, however, are drenched with a consciously feminine perspective. Among her favourite images are whimsical, leaping horses, snakes with colourful stripes and polka dots, exotic flowers, and graceful birds. Morin’s work is heavily influenced by the cycles of nature: the sun and moon, the changing seasons, and the death and renewal of Nature.
A long-time member of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, Morin has maintained her studio there since 1984. She is part of the Neo-folk Acadian tradition, along with artists like Yvon Gallant, Raymond Martin, and Mario Doucette. Morin’s work can be found in private and public collections and has been exhibited regularly across Canada and France.
And I quote:
“Follow me… I am floating inside a dream cave.”
-Quoted from the exhibition catalogue for Morin’s series of pony paintings.