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
$825

Country House
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,350

Road Home
20" x 16" , acrylic painting
$625


Light on the Field
12" x 16" , acrylic painting
$400

Rainier Road
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625

Through the Rushes
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625


Island Trees
16" x 16" , oil painting
$550

Oak Meadow
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

Cascade View
11" x 14" , oil painting
$350


On the River
18" x 18" , oil painting
$650

Golden Field
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$625

Autumn Trek
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$950


Dechutes Snow
16" x 16" , oil painting
$550

Mount Hood Vista
20" x 24" , oil painting
$950

Field
16" x 12" , oil painting
$400


Northwest River
18" x 18" , oil painting
$650

Fir in the Field
18" x 18" , oil painting
$650

Fall Reflection
16" x 20" , oil painting
$625


Autumn Trio
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Western River
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Smith Rock
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050


Summer Shade
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Aspen Reflection
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,050


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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