Nancy King Schofield


Nancy King Schofield began her artistic life in Saint John, NB., singing competitively and receiving many awards and recognition. After high school she decided to pursue a profession and graduated from nursing in 1961. Shortly after graduation she married and eventually had a family of three.

In 1986 she entered the BFA program at Mt. Allison University and was awarded the Loomis and Toles prize in painting when she graduated with a double major in 1991. A five-year study of printmaking while at university had a great impact on her later work.

Schofield rented a studio space at the Aberdeen Cultural Center where she helped found Galerie 12 and was on the board of Imago Print Shop. After nine years, she went to Grand Barachois to construct an artist’s studio where she also formed a writer’s group (Breach House Gang) that currently numbers ten members. Text taken from her poetry is often placed in her visual works. She had held over one hundred exhibitions since 1991 and her art is part of many collections in Canada, United States and Japan.

In 2010 she was awarded the WFNB poetry prize for “the Carnage.”