I’m half peach, half apple.

You already know that I love to paint.

I also love getting my hands dirty, swimming pools, good puns, dogs and vodka martinis.

I have criss-crossed the country painting murals and participating in gallery shows.

I respect good storytelling, kind people, the science of baking and the magic of light.



Nancy Hollinghurst is an accomplished painter whose work hangs in private collections and has been shown in galleries across the United States. Her dedication and high standards have led to many unique opportunities from private patronage of an “Artists’ Grand Tour” through Europe, to painting large scale outdoor murals hanging high above the streets of Manhattan. She has created album artwork for notable musicians and has been published in American Art Collector, Poets & Artists Magazine and The Charlotte Observer.


Originally from Atlanta, GA, Nancy has lived half her life in New York City, where she received a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. She is a Signature Member of the American Women Artists Association and an active member of the Portrait Society of America, where she was mentored by artist Ellen Cooper through the Cecilia Beaux mentoring program. She has continued to hone her skills through workshops and assisting some of today’s best artists, and always loves the challenge of creating commissioned portraits.


Pratorhurst / pray-ter-hurst

a combination of my maiden name Prator and married name Hollinghurst.