Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

We're expanding! Visit our gallery / artist retreat / learning center in our historic home in Rockford, just 85 miles from downtown Chicago. Come for the day, or come for a stay. 


Visit this popular gallery 7 days a week to see original oils & pastels by Chicago artist, Nancie King Mertz, twice named Chicago Artist of the Year by the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau. Much of her work focuses on cityscapes: local, regional and international. She has Master Pastelist distinction from Pastel Society of America, Chicago Pastel Painters, and the International Association of Pastel Societies, who also named her one of their few Eminent Pastelists. Her work takes her around the world to paint on-site and to teach. Many of her workshops are currently on Zoom.

The gallery also offers her work in print, along with an unlimited selection of cards of her paintings, as well as her signature pastel products for students.

Over 40 Years of expert framing for any budget. Museum quality for treasured items to simple handling of posters, our design ideas and creative energy will make your pieces shine! Open 7 days a week, with all framing on site.

Image: Grand View, Nancie King Mertz, 2020