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.

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


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

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


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

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

Smith Rock
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,125


Summer Shade
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,125

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


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

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

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

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