Thursday, April 20, 2006

Painting Chicago: Nancie King Mertz

You'd be hard-pressed to find lovelier paintings of Chicago than those by Nancie King Mertz. You'd also be hard-pressed to find lovelier people than she and her husband Ron.

Together they run Art de Triumph (see link here). It's a unique art and framing store at 2936 North Clark Street with lots of original works. It's not often you find a community shop run by an artist with original works rather than mass productions.

So, put a visit on your itinerary the next time you're in that neighborhood and experience something special and unique about Chicago.

By the way, June 2 might be a good date to do that as Nancie debuts her new Chicago paintings at their store. They throw a great party that takes advantage of their cool courtyard in back of the store. For more information visit here. You can also look at samples from her portfolio online here.

Image above via Art de Triumph and painted by Nancie King Mertz. The title is "Morning Shadows. "

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