Instructor Profile

Nancy Benoy


Nancy is a self taught visual artist, working primarily in acrylic, ink and paper. Nancy was born and raised in Port Credit, Ontario and now lives, creates and teaches art in Hamilton, Ontario.  She received an honours degree for Sociology & Anthropology attending the University of Guelph. A study abroad program through the university allowed Nancy to live and work in London, England, where her passion for art and design was awakened/rekindled.  No longer content as an onlooker, she pursued her passion upon returning home to Toronto. She studied at, among others, Ryerson University, O.C.A.D. and George Brown College.

Nancy completed the Community Artist Educator Training Programme at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 2009 and the Artist-Educator Training Course Learning Through The Arts (Royal Conservatory) in 2011.

Nancy is an advocate for art in the community, facilitating art workshops at her home studio as well as teaching at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, DVSA, Shalom Village and elementary schools throughout Hamilton with LTTA.  Nancy also received her first OAC Artist in Education grant to bring the love of the arts into classrooms all over Hamilton.

Background, Exhibitions & shows

Honours BA, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
Artist Educator Foundations Course (Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory)
Community Artist Educator Certificate, Art Gallery of Hamilton


2017 WHAT West Hamilton Artists Tour
2016 Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – Ripple Effect
2016 Homegrown Hamilton – Spark Joy
2016 Arts Market, Hamilton Arts Inc – Culture Days
2016 Hamilton Artists Inc. – Swarm Annual Member Show
2016 Winter Art Show – Nancy Benoy Studios
2015 Sketch Gallery – Miniature Show
2015 You Me Gallery, Hamilton – Invitational
2013 Hamilton Artists Inc. – Swarm Annual Members Show
2012 James North Studio – Out of the Blue
2011 Burlington Fine Art & Craft Festival
2011, 2012  McMaster Innovation Park, Art in the Workplace
2010 Burlington Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show
2009 Port Dover Outdoor Art Show
2007, 2010 & 2012, Dundas Valley School of Art Auction


2016 Staircase Cafe – “Fresh Paint”
2015 Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – “Lighter Than This”
2014 James Street Bookseller, Hamilton
2013 James North Studio, Hamilton
2013 DeFacto Gallery, Hamilton
2012 Relish Vintage – Supercrawl
2012 Homegrown Hamilton
2011 Hamilton Hotel – Supercrawl
2010 Freeway Coffee House, Hamilton
2010 My Dog Joe, Hamilton
2007 Bad Dog Café, Hamilton

Nancy’s Featured Works

Nancy’s Upcoming Courses