Nancy Monson

Nancy Monson is a mixed-media artist living in Southbury who loves to create with fiber and textiles—quilting, sewing, embellishing, painting and dyeing, screen printing, collaging, and digital manipulation—and who finds her most joyous moments in life come when she is creating. She is also a freelance writer whose articles on creativity, wellness, lifestyle, travel, and other topics have been published in over 30 national magazines and websites.

Nancy is the author of several books, most notably Craft to Heal: Soothing Your Soul with Sewing, Painting and Other Pastimes, which explores the therapeutic benefits of pursuing a creative activity. She lectures on the connection between creativity and stress reduction, and teaches classes on the community level in fiber art, collage, and Zentangle® (a stress-reducing drawing technique).

She has a post-graduate certificate in fiber art from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts. She has also studied art at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut; Parsons The New School of Design in New York City; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and the Paris American Academy in France. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and a creativity coach.

Her work has been shown in several juried and nonjuried exhibitions at UMass Dartmouth; Silvermine School of Art; The Nest in Bridgeport, Connecticut; the Vermont Quilt Festival; and The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. In Summer 2024, she will be one of the featured artists at the Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiiary’s Art Corridor.

You can see more of her art at and connect with her on Instagram at