Nancy Mayhew is a self-taught mosaic artist. She always dreamed of making mosaics when she was a child. Twenty years ago, with a cement garden turtle and a broken plate she started her first mosaic. Since that time she has made thousands of mosaics ranging from garden mosaics, wall art mosaics, mosaics on rocks and mosaic jewelry. Nancy uses all types of medium in her creations from stained glass, beads, jewelry, stone, tile, shells, crystals, fossils, sea glass and driftwood. Besides being a mosaic artist Nancy has been teaching the ancient practice of Qigong and Tai Chi. She uses the five Chinese Elements in her new creations: Wood, Fire, Earth (stone). Metal and Water. Her goal is to bring these elements into art for people’s homes and offices (residential and commercial).
Nancy’s mosaics can be seen during the summer months at the Beloit Farmer’s Market, at the Beloit Art Center, at the Villager and Walnut in downtown Beloit.
Nancy loves custom orders and teaches several mosaic classes in Beloit and Janesville Wisconsin and Rockford Illinois.
In 2020 and in 2021 Nancy won Wisconsin State Awards for her mosaics.