Nancie King Mertz, “Overshadowed,” plein air pastel demo in Chicago, 12 x 16in, available through the artist. The interplay of positive and negative space, calling it “calligraphy in the sky.”

Nancie King Mertz: All works are by Master and Eminent Pastelist, Nancie King Mertz. She was the May 2022 Guest of Honor of Art du Pastel en France and lived 12 days in Giverny, Monet’s home, to exhibit 20 of her cityscapes, to teach, and to paint en plein air.
Nancie is the owner of ArtDeTriumph, along with her husband, Ron, and they offer a gallery, frameshop and learning center for pastel immersion in their home in Rockford, IL.

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pastel painting of section of monet's garden
Nancie King Mertz, “Social Climbing,” plein air pastel in Giverny, France, 12 x 13.5 in, available through the artist. Lines waiting to enter Monet’s home & gardens while spectators asked Nancie questions.
pastel painting of inside The National Arts Club studio
Nancie King Mertz, “The National Arts Club,” studio pastel, 12 x 12 in, available through the artist. Capturing a favorite spot in this historic club in New York’s Grammercy Park was Nancie’s motivation.