Art De Triumph

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. 


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.

Image: Grand View, Nancie King Mertz, 2020