16 Feb 2018

Paintings of Worlds of Surrealism Built on Life Experiences

A body of artwork that was built on a foundation of inspiration, talent and a lot of hard work.
American artist Daniel Merriam, has had a very full life, if you get the chance, have a look at his site and his story.  I am usually captivated by the art of an artist, but very rarely by the stories they share, if any at all.  There aren't a lot of artists that are comfortable sharing that much with others.  You usually end up getting a list of achievements to try and distract from their personal life, or you have other people describing the artist and facets of their life.  Merriam goes into fantastic and interesting detail, about his life, describing the highs and the lows, explaining how he is grateful for all he has learnt from both.  I am not saying that artists that don't want to share are doing something wrong, but that this was a very pleasant surprise and a wonderful read.  The beauty of this post is that the art is just as good and interesting, so get comfortable and enjoy this banquet of surrealism and prepare for the feast.

The Dragon.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

High Tide.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Meeting of the Minds.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Balancing Act.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

A Fine Line.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Ahead of His Time.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Drifting Away.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Places to go.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Counting the Minutes.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Changing Views.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Grand Junction.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

Honey Jar.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

The Strategist.
Press the Image to Enlarge it.

No comments:

Post a Comment