Born Nancy Isabel Salazar in Caracas, Venezuela, Nanybel started painting with watercolors and oils at the age of five. Her grandmother was a gifted artist in her own right and provided the inspiration that started her on her way to drawing and painting. It was she who coined the nickname "Nanybel" (short for Nancy Isabel) and whose memory is honored in the signing of every portrait she creates. In 1996 Nanybel moved to the United States, where she opened an Art Gallery, received several commissioned portraits and won awards at fine art competitions. Nanybel moved to Abu Dhabi, Uni...