Nancy passed away June 23, 2011. Her most recent collection of paintings reflected Orcutt's shift to a new color palette, but the series maintained the same warmth and charm of the earlier works that established her national following. Her colorful, whimsical pieces depict reflective moments, hidden away places and the vanishing icons of rural America. A former North Carolina artist, Nancy resided in Sarasota, Florida. She was exclusively represented at Tidewater Gallery.