|"Cristoval Creek" plein air pastel Nancie King Mertz|
NKM: My plein air gear!
NKM: Richard Schmid. His brushwork and intuitive placement is beyond what most artists can achieve. I studied with him when he lived in Chicago, and what an honor it would be to have the opportunity again.
NKM: This past year I painted in 12 states plus Cuba and produced 150 paintings. That is my continuing goal until I just can’t do it anymore! I meet so many wonderful people and amazing artists through teaching and competing. And while I love being on the road, I also love being in the gallery and interacting with clients and collectors as they drop by.
ALC: What do you consider to be your strongest attribute as an artist/designer?
NKM: I’m happy livin’ the dream…..
NKM: Work very hard to continue to learn.
NKM: Drawing is the key to any successful painting. Learn to draw, draw a lot, do it correctly, and you can paint.