Nancy Lawton is an artist whose virtuosity with silverpoint, a medium more widely used during the Renaissance than today, is evident . Lawton began using the medium in 1985. Already an accomplished graphite artist, she quickly grasped the unique virtues of silverpoint but also saw the potential of combining it with graphite or even sparingly applied acrylic color. The complex effects of her multimedia approach are particularly notable in some recent portraits. Lawton is adept at another genre, botanical drawing.