About Us



Owner/Artist/Framer: Nancie King Mertz


Nancie is a prolific Rockford, IL based artist. Focusing on plein air and impressionistic oils and pastels. Nancie’s works are constantly praised by judges and artists and she is frequently accepted into exhibitions and competitions worldwide in addition to being featured on many of todays primetime network T.V shows! Nancie received a BFA in painting from U of I and a MA in painting from EIU. Nancie’s background and love for art has set a high standard of care and precision at AFS.





Owner: Ron Mertz


Ron is not only responsible for creating the beautiful giclée prints and managing wholesale accounts, but also provides comedic entertainment to customers and staff. 

Ron Mertz, Nancie's husband, started Art De Triumph in 2000 to meet the demand for quality reproductions of Nancie's paintings. Through custom giclée prints and fine art cards--printed one at a time in his studio to ensure color accuracy--Ron has helped Nancie realize her vision of "making art affordable to everyone."




Rockford IL 60657