Nancy Preston has long been a student of belief systems. After years of reading, she abandoned her books and started building her own vocabulary of images in her artwork. The resulting collages of paper, polymer clay, beads, metal leaf and other materials show her broad interests (from Madonas to Bodhisattvas) and considerable talent.
Nancy is an art school graduate and special needs art teacher in Cortland, New York. She also teaches polymer clay classes. See the class list on her site. Another thanks to Susan Rose for the find.