The beautiful colors of grasses and trees across a vast meadow were the inspiration for this semi-abstract landscape painting. The open spaces of the Palouse Region of the Pacific Northwest are filled with wild grasses and vegetation that show a full range of color in the spring as new growth emerges. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Nancy Merkle


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 10 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."