Nancy gaxiola

    In meeting with Nancy Gaxiola, one’s first impression of her is that of friendliness, yet quiet reserve.

    Nancy Crawford Gaxiola was born and raised in Arizona, and her love and passion for its history and culture are strongly reflected in her works of art, especially in her hand sculptured and painted clay impressions. The daughter of Walter J. Crawford, one of Arizona’s first Indian traders, Nancy was strongly influenced by the Indian people her father loved and worked with. Her knowledge and understanding of American Indian culture prevails in the lasting beauty of her works.

    Nancy has always been involved with art in one form or another, from helping her father work with the Navajo and Hopi people to owning her own jewelry and pottery manufacturing company. Her interest is in oils, watercolor, and mixed media, creating beautiful florals, southwestern designs, pottery painted to match small Indian rugs.

    Her work can be found in many noted private collections throughout the United States and Europe, and is currently on display at the Treasures in Art Gallery, Pinnacle Peak, Arizona.

My art is an extension of my thoughts and feelings,

an expression of my past and present experiences.