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Nancy Trottier

The Abecedarium for the Makers of Artist’s Books

The Abecedarium the the Makers of Artist's Books. 2009.

The Alphabet Effect

The Alphabet Effect. 2015.

“I Remember You, Ruth & Ken"

"I Remember You, Ruth & Ken". 2012.

Artist's Statement

I have been a calligrapher, watercolor artist, and maker of artist's books for almost 30 years.  I received my Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. While there I was fortunate to study with the late Father Edward Catich, recognized expert on formal Roman lettering, for the year before his death.  More recently my work has begun to include letterpress elements. My Master's Degree in Art History was earned at The University of Iowa. In my academic career I was a codicologist, using the concepts of manuscript codicology in the study of early printed books. My research centered on the Hardouyn Press from Paris, which operated from 1502-1535 and early printed Books of Hours.

Currently I am actively involved in making all types of books and completing bookbinding projects for others. I create blank journals, artist's books, and manuscript books. I have been a member of CBBAG-OV for one year.  It is my hope to complete a letterpress book of hours as well as a calligraphy manuscript of a portion of the Book of Common Prayer, centering on Morning Prayer texts. I am also very involved in teaching courses both in Deep River and the Ottawa Valley area, as well as for The Art Legacy League through The Catfish Letter Arts School.

Nancy Anderson Trottier
Trottier Calligraphy Studio & Ducks In A Row Press
Deep River, ON