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Nancy Dean Mercury

 (21st century)
Nancy Dean Mercury is active/lives in California.  Nancy Mercury is known for landscape, figure, portrait.

Biography   Nancy Dean Mercury

Nancy Dean Mercury paints in the "plein-air" method, which originated in the 15th century and was later refined by the 19th-century Impressionists. Such celebrated American artists as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and William Merritt Chase adopted the method and helped spread its basic tenets, which require the artist to capture the composition, color harmonies, and value structure of the painting "at the first", creating a sense of directness, immediacy, and spontaneity. Artists such as Murphy who use this technique quickly perceive and digest reality, then weave their impressions into a more dream-like visual representation.

Mercury has had numerous shows in her native California where she   ...  Displaying 750 of 2018 characters.

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