Country United States
Artist Website: http://www.drewmerritt.com/
Drew Merritt grew up on a farm & cattle ranch in New Mexico where whenever he wasn’t working, he was painting. With no artistic training Merritt found himself experimenting with graffiti, street art, and portraiture until he found his own niche. It wasn’t until he moved to Los Angeles that he realized he could “make it” painting both murals and oil paintings in his similar romanticized, renaissance inspired style. Merritt is interested in showcasing flaws, whether it be physical, emotional, or environmental in his paintings, and unbeknownst to many, his realistic portraitures tap into his own exploration of empathy and personal relationships.