Nancy Luneau Herbst attended The Montserrat School of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts in the early 1970s and painted mostly in oils and   acrylics.  In  1988,  however,   watercolor    became    her    very

favorite medium after painting with the late Mr. Kaji Aso at his Boston studio, "Nature and Temptation."


Most of her studies since then have been with a number of excellent local and national artists, mostly through classes and workshops at The Scottsdale Artists' School in Arizona.


She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Association, NWS, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, WFWS, the Arizona Watercolor Association, AWA, and belongs to two critique groups.

Nancy L. Herbst, NWS, WFWS, AWA

Her paintings have been in solo and group exhibitions locally, regionally and nationally and have won several "Best of Show" awards, most recently in Arizona Watercolor Association's Fall 2015 show. Her work hang in homes and workplaces of many collectors throughout the United States.

She lives with her wonderful husband and their awesome White German Shepherd, who is an excellent studio dog and companion. Her home studio is located in Tempe, Arizona.



Group Shows and Awards

Best & the Brightest Show and Sale - Scottsdale Artists' School

January, 2015

January, 2014 ~ Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence

February, 2013 ~ 30th Year Anniversary Show

January, 2013

January, 2012 ~ Honorable Mention

January, 2011 ~ Honorable Mention

January, 2010

October, 2008 ~ First Place, Watermedia

October, 2007

February, 2007

February, 2006

February, 2001


National Watercolor Society Annual Open Exhibition 

         - Signature Status attained


Arizona Watercolor Association ~ Member Exhibitions

Spring 2016

Fall 2015 ~ Best of Show

Spring 2014

Fall 2013 ~ Best of Show

Spring 2013 ~ Merchant Award

Fall 2012 ~ Merchant Award - Signature Memberhip attained

Spring 2012 ~ Award of Excellence - Coatimundi Membership             attained

Fall 2011

Spring 2011 ~ Best of Show

Fall 2010 ~ Merchant Award

Spring 2010

Fall 2009 ~ Merchant Award

Fall 2008 ~ Merchant Award

Fall 2007 ~ Award of Merit

Spring 2005


Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Annual Exhibition

June 2016 ~ Arvada, Colorado

April, 2014 ~ Fountain Hills, Arizona

June, 2013 ~ Irving, Texas

May, 2009 ~ San Diego, California


Waterworks Artists Group Exhibition - Chandler Center for the Arts, 2015


Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Annual Exhibition September, 2012 ~ Golden, Colorado


Best of AWA Show, Mesa Arts Center, 2011 ~ Participant


Sundust Art Gallery, Mesa, Arizona, 2011 - Best of Show


One-Woman Shows

Pita Jungle Restaurants, Arizona 2011, 2010

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona 2011, 2002, 1995

Northern Trust Bank, Sun Lakes, AZ 2004

Studio Show, Tempe, AZ 1999



Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ

Kyrene School District, Tempe, AZ

Infinite Healing & Wellness, AZ

Counseling Office of Carolyn Boles, LPC, Tempe, AZ

Office of Anda McAfee, Project Engineer, ON Semiconductor


Professional Organizations

National Watercolor Society - NWS Signature Member

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - WFWS Signature            Member

Arizona Watercolor Association - AWA Signature Member

Arizona Art Alliance - AAA Juried Member


Waterworks Artists  - Member




And They Dressed Themselves    Frame: 33" x 27"    $1,750


Eve of Becoming                Frame: 33" x 25"                 $1,600


Hoop Dancer                   Frame: 26" x 30"                     $1,500