3rd Annual Artistic Horizons

This is the third year I’ll be participating in Artistic Horizons, January 19-23, 2015 at Montana State University’s Helen Copeland Gallery in Bozeman, MT. Proceeds from this sale benefit Arts Without Boundaries ,a non-profit organization which brings free arts instruction and performances into public schools. Clockwise from top left (all images © Eric Merrell): A Place … Continue reading 3rd Annual Artistic Horizons

Desert Mythos

   Four fresh and recent paintings are in a new group exhibition at Altamira Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ opening next week. Check out all of the work for Desert Mythos online now and then go see them in the gallery starting January 5, 2015. Two pieces are from Joshua Tree National Park and two … Continue reading Desert Mythos

El Velorio

I’m excited to participate this year in El Velorio, a Day of the Dead themed art exhibition and event held November 8, 2014 at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Lincoln Heights). Check out the artwork in the exhibit here. This family-friendly event will have face painting, music, food, … Continue reading El Velorio

Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

My article Seeing Color in the Desert (originally posted on CaliforniaDesertArt.com) has been reprinted in the August/September 2014 issue of International Artist magazine. It originally started with notes from my sketchbook about what I was observing while out painting, and what to do about certain problems that color posed or provided a solution to. Continue reading Seeing Color in the Desert – International Artist Magazine

Upcoming Workshops

I’ve just put new painting workshops on the calendar, so they’re now open to registration. These workshops have limited space available, and are filled on a first come first served basis. For more info and to register, visit ericmerrell.com/workshops.html FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS IN THE MOONLIGHT: NOCTURNE PAINTING WORKSHOP Pasadena, CA October 4-5, 2014, $275 PAINTING … Continue reading Upcoming Workshops