The focus of this painting is a single tree in a vast countryside. It provides a shady respite for a weary traveler, a place to relax and rejuvenate. The surrounding grasslands are warm and colorful. The painting provides a moment of meditation in a busy world.

- Nancy Merkle

Respite
NANCY MERKLE


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

24" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$975

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Artist
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."