This landscape painting was inspired by the coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca as it runs along the northern border of Washington State. The brooding skies of the Pacific Northwest and the craggy cliffs along the beach are memorable to those who have visited this part of the United States. 

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Merkle

At the Strait

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Merkle
Tacoma, Washington

Getting to Know Nancy

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."