Minnie Ma Scyphers' paintings are of locations where she lived and Nancy Johnson's paintings tell stories from her childhood and the people in her life. (Lee Talbert/Johnson City Press)
Nancy Johnson grew up near the Blacksburg Community in Washington County, Virgina. After a career as a nurse she began painting in 1989. The late Minnie Ma Scyphers was born on Clinch Mountain in Virginia. Their work represents true folk art and is on exhibit at the Reece Museum located on the East Tennessee State University campus.