Art by Nancy Orlikow

Vancouver, British Columbia


Nancy Orlikow

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Nancy Orlikow

About NancyOrlikowArt

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On Etsy since 2014

Art works by Nancy Orlikow

Thanks for dropping by my Etsy Store...a new venture for 2021.

I've been excited by art since I was very little. I was always drawing when I was a child - usually the people around me. Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in a large family (1 sister and 5 brothers) art was my refuge.

Eventually, I went to art school and double-majored in art and psychology...and then went on to study art therapy in graduate school in Victoria, BC. The west coast became my home and I have been here ever since!

Fast forward, two children and several years of working with children, youth and their families in community-based non-profits & social services agencies under my belt - the call came in 2009, to place more time and focus back into my art. At the time my father had recently passed away and I attended a process painting retreat in Molokai, Hawaii. I had done a previous process painting weekend workshop in 2004, but this was a 10 day full on retreat! was then that I realized that I really needed my art as therapy! I began attending art retreats annually, meeting more and more creative people seeking similar outlets and a community of like-minded artmaking creative's taken me a while to feel more comfortable putting my art out there. I’m always elated when people respond with positive feelings when they see my art.

I’m an avid explorer, traveller, curious design enthusiast. I am passionate about creating inviting living spaces and love a ‘wabi sabi’ aesthetic and old character homes. My goal is to continue creating art that uplifts and delights others.

More recently I’m working full-time in private practice, which I love, and I’ve been directing much of my creative energies to children’s book illustration. It’s always been a dream to do children’s books and so I’m relishing in current collaborations!

Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you.

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  • Canadian printing on demand company

    Montreal, QC

    High quality items manufactured in Montreal, Quebec. I design the artwork and they take care of the printing, manufacturing and shipping directly to you.

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