Nancy-Jo Taiani


Welcome! Thank you for visiting. 

My lifelong love of art evolved into acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as some sculpture. My work is representational and always inspired by the natural world. Also, empty walls call to me! So I’ve painted many children’s wall murals for private clients. 

My watercolor and acrylic paintings have been exhibited in various venues. To see some of my paintings, please take a look at my gallery.

Please visit my book page for my illustrated children’s books:

  • Groundhog Morn, the real reason groundhogs check out the sun on February 2nd; 
  • The Mushroom’s Other Hata fairytale of creativity, individuality and community;
  • MishMish: Spy Cata kitty who tails everyone and investigates everything. She must be a spy! Or maybe she’s an ordinary house cat.
  • A Night of Power: A Ramadan Story, an illustrated story to introduce 7 to 10 year-olds to the Muslim holy month.
  • With the support of the Montclair Write Group I wrote a memoir, Healing Father John: A Journey of Contrariness, Connection and Change.

Recently, some of my paintings have been used on clothing and other items at Vida.

Here are a few of my favorites: Product View - Cocoon Wrap titled Tangled Roots

Product View - Modal Scarf titled Memory of AutumnCalla Lillies PillowSummer ProfusionFoldaway Tote