Nancy Merkle
Tacoma, Washington

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.

Discover Original Art by Nancy Merkle | Bloedel Autumn acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Bloedel Autumn
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$875

Discover Original Art by Nancy Merkle | Salt Creek Rocks oil painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Salt Creek Rocks
24" x 24" , oil painting
$1,175

Discover Original Art by Nancy Merkle | Bachelor Trek acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Bachelor Trek
30" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,775


At the Strait
30" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,775

Trail to the Sky
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$875

Country House
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,425


Road Home
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$675

Light on the Field
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$425

Rainier Road
16" x 20" , oil painting
$675


Through the Rushes
16" x 20" , oil painting
$675

Oak Meadow
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$675

Cascade View
11" x 14" , oil painting
$375


On the River
18" x 18" , oil painting
$700

Golden Field
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$675

Autumn Trek
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,000


Mount Hood Vista
20" x 24" , oil painting
$1,000

Field
16" x 12" , oil painting
$425

Northwest River
18" x 18" , oil painting
$700


Fir in the Field
18" x 18" , oil painting
$700

Fall Reflection
16" x 20" , oil painting
$675

Autumn Trio
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$425


Western River
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$900

Smith Rock
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$900

Summer Shade
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$900


Dechutes Snow
16" x 16" , oil painting
$600

Island Trees
16" x 16" , oil painting
$600

Winter Road
16" x 16" , oil painting
$550


Aspen Reflection
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,125

Summer Shadows
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$625

High Desert
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,350


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