With long shutter speeds and dusk lighting the artist captures urban photos from around the world and returns home to interpret them in the studio with these large scale palette knife oils on canvas.
An award-winning artist, Nancie has spent her lifetime painting in oil & pastel. Mertz has traveled to nearly 20 countries and around the US for inspiration, however, Chicago remains her favorite city to explore and paint, where she was twice named “Artist of the Year”. Collectors marvel at the beauty she finds in the urban setting and have said she “softens the edges of the city”. Nancie produces well over 100 paintings each year, most on-site.
I work with oil paint but I keep experimenting with different textures and materials as well. I choose to paint human body for simple reason: it’s a demanding subject. It requires constant learning.