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Nancy Herrington’s Art Honors Nature & Civil Rights

By Barbara A. Preston | Posted August 17, 2023


Nancy Herrington of Belle Mead painted her first landscape when her fourth child was a teenager. She and her daughter Lauren, who eventually graduated as valedictorian of Montgomery High School Class of 2001, were doing a lot of hiking.


Nancy still has the painting, titled “In the Distance,” hanging on a wall in her Montgomery Township home. “I like it,” she says. “It is one of three that focus on the Sourland Mountains. It is based on a photograph I took of Lauren while we were hiking down the pipeline path in early September. The flowers at this location attract butterflies in great numbers and they make a beautiful humming sound.”

In the Distance—acrylic on canvas, (36”x30”), Sourland Mountain Preserve.


The painting is listed for sale for $2,500 on her website arteuphoria.com along with other paintings she has offered. Somehow, it seems underpriced—capturing a moment of joy shared with her only daughter. It depicts a deep connection with nature, and with a dear loved one—gone in a trice in the life of a parent. As an artist, Nancy was able to capture the moment in a way that few ever can.

Nancy Herrington on a hike.


Nancy owns a small business called Art Euphoria that offers art tutoring, consulting. She and her husband David, who worked at Princeton University for 44 years, have four children who all graduated from Montgomery High School: Erik, Jesse, Lance, and Lauren.


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While raising her children, Herrington earned an associate’s degree at Bucks County College, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (painting) from Mason Gross at Rutgers University, and completed graduate work at the Vermont Studio Center. She was an art teacher for four years at The Peddie School and an art gallery director at The Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills for five years.


She teaches privately and continues to create art while sharing her skills and spiritual gifts with the community through programs offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and The House Next Door in Princeton Junction.

Following the Source—acrylic on canvas, (36”x30”), Sourland Mountain Preserve. Sold.


She is also chairperson of the Montgomery Township Inclusivity and Diversity Committee. Much of her art is nature-based. One of her more recent paintings titled, “Know Justice, Know Peace,” includes the names of those who have died as a result of racial injustice.


Contact Herrington at 609.228.0577 or nancy@arteuphoria.com.

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