Nancy Brown was born and raised in Southern Florida and quite by accident became a commercial model which led to moving to New York City. She lived in New York City from 1960 until 2001 when she returned to Florida. She now lives in Boca Raton where she has her studio and gallery. After a twenty-year career modeling in New York Nancy opened a photography studio in the photography district of Manhattan where she specialized in beauty and lifestyle photography. When asked “Where did you study photography?” The answer is that “All the years on the other side of the camera was a great school!” While modeling Nancy was always creating images and that became her passion and still is today. While in New York Nancy had many shows and exhibits of her work, her favorite being the show at the Nikon Gallery in Rockefeller Center in the early 70’s. She says it was a magical time for her. Having changed careers and now having a show of her photography in the center of Manhattan was like a dream. In 2001 Nikon made her one of their Legends
In 2005 Nancy visited China for the first time and again her life changed. She fell in love with China and it’s history, colors, and especially the people. It quickly became her favorite new beauty subject and after five more trips her book “Simply China” was born which brought her again into the gallery and fine art print world. Nancy has had one-woman shows of her China images in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the latest one at the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach. Her prints of China have sold to Designers and Individuals here in Florida and Hawaii. She is with the Joyna’s Gallery in Boca Raton which has her China collection and her Classic Collection from all her years in photography.
Nancy is returning to China for her ninth time this year to add some new images to her collection and in the winter to Paris to hopefully get the city covered in snow. Her images of The Great Wall and The Forbidden City covered in snow are some of her favorite images of China so she is keeping her fingers crossed!!