Nancy Merkle
Tacoma, Washington

Nancy Merkle’s process begins with a glimpse of color, a flicker of light, a pattern, or a texture. Elements swirl in her mind for hours, sometimes days, sometimes weeks before a design clicks and is transferred to canvas. With the canvas in front of her, she works intuitively -- a mark here, a mark there, a little touch of color, a bit of texture -- until she is satisfied and declares the work finished. Currently Nancy’s work leans toward abstraction; she doesn't paint the world as it is, but as she wishes it were. Bold colors and loose brush strokes are her goal. When she’s not making art, Nancy travels the Pacific Coast with “a bicycle strapped to the car and curiosity in my back pocket.” Fun Fact: Nancy lived in Alaska until she was five. She had bison in the backyard, bears at the landfill, and a moose who stopped by once in a while to look for sweet grass.

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Through the Rushes
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625

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Oak Meadow
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

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Discover Original Art by Nancy Merkle | Cascade View oil painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Cascade View
11" x 14" , oil painting
$350


Fall Reflection
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625

Big Sky
16" x 8" , oil painting
$300

Island Trees
16" x 16" , oil painting
$550


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Discover Original Art by Nancy Merkle | Winter Road oil painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Winter Road
16" x 16" , oil painting
$550

Golden Field
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

Autumn Trek
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$950


Autumn Trio
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Cloud Shadows
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

Tree Line Sunset
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$400


Going Forward
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

Toward the Endless Prairie
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

The Grove
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625


Oak and Lavender
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325

Summer 2016
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325

Cloud Light
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325


Conclusion
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$625

Western River
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Smith Rock
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050


Standing Tall
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Summer Shade
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Over Look
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$400


Aspen Reflection
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Forest Service Road
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

After the Rain
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400


Broken Top Mountain
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

Heading West
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325

Summer Sentinels
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325


Punch Bowl
24" x 18" , oil painting
$825

Across the Field
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$400

Cool Side of the Lake
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625


Sky Light
11" x 14" , acrylic painting
$325

Wildwood Road
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$325

The Falls
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$825


Misty Horizon
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

War of the Roses
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

Top of the Hill
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$650


Low Tide
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$825

Ground Elements
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$825

Evening Creek
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400


Prairie Tree 1
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,350

Prairie Trees 2
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,350


Summer Shadows
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$625

High Desert
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,350

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