Hot Glue and Paint!
Two and Three Dimensional Works by Nanci Aeilts

Welcome to the Artist's On-Line Portfolio!

Nanci has been painting and creating a wide variety of interesting artworks for home and stage for over four decades.

Read more About the Artist. Then page through the portfolio pages above to sample Nanci's work. Nanci is available for commissioned paintings, theatre crafts, and millinery work...and she is definitely up to the challenge of working in any medium she has not yet explored. To communicate with the artist, visit Contact Us.


The lovely ladies of Chanhassen's Camelot...

Along with Rich Hamson's beautiful costume designs involving multi-layered, assymetrical shapes and creative texture combinations, Rich designed headwear styles that were equally unique. It was a fun challenge to reproduce the hats and viels for two contrasting seasons. These photos capture only a few of the hats I was able to create, along with approximately 20 more hats and helmets for other women and men in these two scenes. Helmet embellishments and armor work were a sizeable part of the costume craft work for this show.


   Little Mermaid

From mermaid tails and jellyfish headwear to chefs hats and sea otter headwear/masks....Mermaid was a unique show for creating costume crafts. Fish fins, snail shells, star fish, flamingos and ocean wave hat designs were among the special things we got to create.  

To see more costume crafts, click here.


Beauty and The Beast

This kind of show can drive a costume craftsperson looney or develop a real sense of confidence. We had a bit of both! 22 battery changes per week and 7 costume motors to maintain, along wth the usual repairs were a regular part of a show that was so craft-intensive. Painting gargoyle bodysuits  plus armor-like pieces (above) was a joy for a painter like me!

Custom Motorcycle Helmet Skins

Show your style and make yourself hi viz to the car and truck drivers around you.  Purchase one of these or have Nanci create a custom skin for your helmet that "sparkles and shines."

Choose from a variety of designs and colors. Or have Nanci turn your own idea into a one-of-a-kind helmet cover, like the flowered Mohawk with hi viz reflectivity at left.

Click here to see additional designs.

Contact Nanci for helmet skin purchase or an estimate for your own unique design.