During her life in Mexico, Nancy van Overveldt discovered and experimented a completely different world than her native one, where she had come from. Mexico, a country of brilliant light, colourful and great dimensions, where people live their lives in a passionate way.
Eager to discover this new world, Nancy immersed herself with this new world in such an intimate way, that it becomes her source of inspiration, and inspiring her to express her life experiences in pieces of art, in beautiful paintings, that arise as the result of an organic process, in which the colours and shapes appear on the canvas from a pure sense of rhythm and dimensions, without being conceived beforehand. As time passed, this process offered her the possibility to develop and define a personal style in which we can appreciate magic realism, compositions of the absurd, and impressionistic figures in purely Mexican scenes.
During the 25 years that she lived in Mexico, Nancy immersed herself in the artistic movement of the time, muralists such as, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, and getting to know great sculptors like Angela Gurria, with whom she developed a great friendship and with Mathias Goeritz, with whom she worked together. She succeeds in positioning herself in the artistic world of Mexico, exhibiting her work in renown art houses as the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Galería Antonio Souza, Galería Chapultepec.
Nancy was part of and member for more than 40 years of the artistic group of the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana.
For Nancy van Overveldt, Mexico became an inseparable element of her being, since all that she experienced in this country, became her source of inspiration.