Nancie King Mertz is a prolific oil and pastel painter. She averages over 100 paintings a year created both plein air and in her studio. Nancie resides in Chicago and has painted almost every corner of the city. In addition to her Chicago collection she travels a few times a year and has captured everything from Machu Picchu to rural China.
Nancie created Artful Framer Studios more than 35 years ago in Arcola, Illinois. She brought her business to Chicago in 1987 and it has been flourishing every since. Artful Framer Studios is located in Lakeview and has expert framers on site everyday. There are options for everyone - from ready made frames to the highest quality Italian handcrafted mouldings.
Ron Mertz, Nancie's husband started Art De Triumph in 2000 after a demand for Nancie's prints began. Ron prints the giclées and each greeting card one at a time in his studio to ensure color accuracy. Ron helps Nancie make her motto of "making art affordable to everyone" come true.