Nancy Lee Davis, a contemporary impressionist painter and colorist, started her career as an environmental advocate. For more than thirty years, she devoted herself to preserving clean air, water and natural places. She was a founder of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, served many years as President of the BOD, and had leadership roles in other environmental groups. Now Nancy puts brush to canvas and paints the beautiful landscapes she helped to protect. Nancy paints in oil with loose brush marks and vivid colors, preferring to have a strong abstract quality to her work while painting representationally. Strong and varying shapes are an important aspect of her paintings. She enjoys painting figures into her scenes, particularly of children. Still life painting is also among her favorites. Nancy studied the healing properties of colors and uses this knowledge to enhance her paintings.