Inspired by the high desert of the West and Southwestern United States, this painting depicts the color and openness of the landscape. Warmth and space provide the atmosphere. The painting was created with layers of acrylic paint. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges and comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Merkle

High Desert
NANCY MERKLE


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2015

24" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 7 oz.

$1,350

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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.” 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.