Nene and her husband, Steven Plagman (who does her framing and mat cutting) currently live in Oklahoma City, where her days are usually spent sketching, researching, and painting, with time off to play with her 5 cats.
Her professional career began in 1994 after being approached to contribute work to the popular card game 'Magic: The Gathering" by Wizards Of The Coast. Since then, besides her own artistry, she has featured work in the Fourth and Fifth Expansions, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Homelands, Shadowfist, Legend of the Five Rings, Galactic Empires, Tempest of the Gods, Wyrmwars, Gridiron, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, Xenophiles, and Battlelords of the 23rd Century.
Nene has recently begun working with media other than the watercolor that made her famous, including digital. But whatever the media, her subjects maintain their constant characteristics of grace and elegance, with settings that are impressive, and the whole image becomes a breathtaking portrait.