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."

Sunny Day
24" x 18" , oil painting
$925

Colorful Forest
20" x 16" , oil painting
$675

Summer Forest
20" x 16" , oil painting
$675


Summer Light
20" x 16" , oil painting
$675

Winter Dusk
20" x 20" , oil painting
$900

Respite
24" x 20" , acrylic painting
$975


Farmhouse
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$925

Foot of the Mountain
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,175

Winter Scene
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,175


In the Country
24" x 20" , acrylic painting
$900

Rural
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$675

Juan de Fuca
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,450


Country Trail
24" x 18" , oil painting
$875

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

Spring Tree
16" x 12" , oil painting
$425


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

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

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


Bloedel Autumn
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$875

Salt Creek Rocks
24" x 24" , oil painting
$1,175

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


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

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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