Macdonald was born in Toronto but raised all over the world. She has lived in North Toronto for 19 years with her two daughters. They were the inspiration for the art school she founded in 2001 which has brought,and continues to bring, art and creativity to over 5000 families. Nancy loves working with others or on her own to create beauty. Her artwork is abstract, naive and full of colour and even humour at times. She loves the power and magic of the blank canvas.