nancie king-mertz

Shadow, shape, color and composition govern my view of the world, providing a discovery of beauty in the commonplace. Fortunately, my work enables me to travel and explore the world, plein air, with brush and paint. It is my hope that the viewer can witness the beauty or story I strive to convey in each image and delight in its creation.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana
Master of Arts in Painting, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston

Instructor of Art, 3 years—named 2009 Distinguished Alumni of their Graduate School

Private study with American masters: Schmid, Shapiro, Silverman, Gerhartz, Daily, Burdick,  Aspevig, Auster

Over thirty one-person shows in Chicago from 1988-2008 as a result of painting trips to China, Hong Kong and Singapore, American Southwest, Peru, France, England, Scotland, Greece, Italy, Amsterdam, American South, Wales, Ireland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, the Bahamas, New England, the American Midwest and the neighborhoods of Chicago 

Collections: worldwide, including such noteworthy collectors as American Airlines, BP Amoco, Motorola, Lee Flaherty and Flair Communications, Juanita and Michael Jordan, Maria Pappas, Fritz Duda Company, Chicago’s River Center, Tabet/DiVito/Rothstein, Boeing Company, Prentice Women's Hospital

Nancie is currently represented by Studio b. Gallery.

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