NITA YANCEYstarted painting after moving to Columbia in the 1970's.  Painting in the realistic style to begin with and gradually painting more abstractly as time went on. Nita belongs to several art guilds around town and has been included in many shows locally and nationally having won awards in both.  Nita's artwork is currently featured on a billboard as part of the Lamar Advertising and the Cultural Council's Street Art Project.