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Acclaimed artist Nancy Noel fought undiagnosed dyslexia as a child and was told by a teacher in 8th grade “she would be nothing”. Fortunately for art lovers everywhere Nancy was not swayed.
She believes her learning disability actually opened the door for her amazing art work. She has painted animals on safari, African tribe men and women, Amish life, children, angels, favorite pets and more. Her paintings are owned by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. Hang in prestigious museums: The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. And are featured in the documentary, Women Like Us: Three Journeys One Mission to Change the World.
Yes, Nancy was so inspired by the people of Africa that she established the NA Noel School in Kenya in 1999. Since that time she has provided a safe clean environment to educate children. Thus helping to change the world one student at a time. Her efforts also recently led her to be honored at the prestigious National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Nancy’s life of philanthropy & art was celebrated in song by a cast of musicians & composers, including Music Director of Broadway’s Hamilton, Kurt Crowley.
Nancy was chosen as 1 of 20 distinguished women for their achievements and courageous life choices. Other honorees included Michelle Obama, Justice Sonia Sotomayer, Kathleen Turner and Hillary Clinton. Hear Her Song was created to celebrate the stories of these remarkable women leaders.
Along with all of these amazing achievements and stories we chat about future projects, near death experiences and her two years following a SWAT team.
Nancy Noel is indeed one extraordinary woman with many tales to tell. Enjoy the adventure!