Hiking the foothills of the beautiful Northwest lead to amazing vistas, fresh air, and an abundance of foliage. This painting was created on a hand-stretched, gallery wrapped canvas with professional grade acrylic paints. The edges are painted black and the work comes wired, ready to hang.

- Nancy Merkle

Trail to the Sky

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 4 oz.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on September 20, 2019.

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."