Guest Artist Osborn at Canton Library

December 29, 2022

Canton Public Library is pleased to host photographer Nancy Osborn as Guest Artist for the month of January. All are welcome to a Guest Artist Reception on Thursday, January 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to meet Nancy and view her photographs. With a focus on eagles and other birds, Nancy’s photographs encompass everything from flowers to landscapes to portraits. The event is sponsored by the Canton Area Arts Council, refreshments will be provided.

Nancy grew up in Quincy, Ill., where she became interested in photography at an early age and later served on her high school yearbook committee. An interest in birds was also sparked in elementary school after a class assignment about goldfinches. The two interests compliment each other in the creation of stunning photographs of our local birds.

Living in Florida for several years, Nancy focused on coastal and backyard birds and beaches. But back in the Midwest, her passion for eagles has taken flight. Frigid winter mornings can find Nancy at the riverfront, cameras aimed skyward and toward the trees to capture images of the majestic birds. Nancy admits that getting the perfect photograph takes time and patience. She estimates that sometimes she can take up to 300 photographs in one outing, and find twelve that are acceptable.

When not behind the lens, Nancy works as the Library Assistant at the Canton Public Library, serves on the food pantry board, and is part of her church’s photography team.