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Focal Point: Marie Merritt

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  • Price Range: $125.00 - $800.00
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  • Main Website: http://www.mariemerritt.com

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Artwork by Marie Merritt

Recent Blog Posts by Marie Merritt

Youtube Video
Posted on 6/15/2011 3:18:40 PM

Morristown Art Association Juried Show
Posted on 6/15/2011 3:16:10 PM

Morristown Art Association Juried Show
Posted on 6/15/2011 3:04:45 PM

Holiday Open House at Red Door Gallery
Posted on 11/19/2009 2:53:00 PM

Jonesboro Visitor Center
Posted on 11/4/2009 2:28:11 PM

Living History, Ramsey House
Posted on 6/29/2009 2:20:00 PM

Posted on 6/29/2009 2:06:17 PM

Living History Ramsey House
Posted on 6/29/2009 1:47:59 PM

Living History Ramsey House
Posted on 6/29/2009 1:26:00 PM

40th Reunion
Posted on 6/21/2009 10:50:29 PM

Other Web Pages With Info About Marie Merritt

Marie Merritt's Main Artist Website

Art Galleries Representing Marie Merritt

Art Market Gallery
Knoxville, Tennessee - 865-525-5265

James-Ben Gallery
Greeneville, Tennessee - 423-787-0195

My Youtube Video
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Red Door Gallery
Dandridge, TN - 865-397-7337


Click Here to go to the website for artist Marie Merritt

"Sunflowers Too" original oil painting by Marie Merritt

Sunflowers in bloom brighten any day. This painting is featured at the Art Market Gallery on Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Prints and notecards are available of all works.

"Marie's expressive paintings evoke a sense of timelessness and mystery. Her sensitive handling of the subjects portray a deep connection to them."

View the video of my art that Chad Goodman produced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWA_etFtDHg


Artist Statement

A painting is not about the painter, but the subject. As the artist behind the work of art, I hope the viewer is first drawn to the emotion and character depicted in the painting. After focusing on this, details—the result of time-honored oil painting techniques—are discovered. Through the careful combination of color, value and composition, a mood of reflective observation is set.

About the Artist

Marie Merritt draws inspiration from the rich history and heritage of her native east Tennessee and southern Appalachia and translates the beauty of the people and places into stories told onto canvas. Civil War characters come to life in her realistic portraits and the beauty of vanishing rural farmlands and vistas is preserved in her pastoral landscapes. Keeping with a theme of tradition, she uses a careful combination of transparent and opaque oil paints, applied in time-honored techniques reminiscent of the old masters, to set a mood of reflective observation. Marie attributes her talent as a gift from God.

She belongs to Oil Painters of America, Society of Decorative Painters, Tennessee Art Association and Artists United. She received the prestigious Certified Decorative Artists (CDA) in 2003 from the International Society of Decorative Painters and earned the Teacher of Decorative Arts (TDA) in 2002. Marie is a Charter Certified Instructor for Genesis Artists Colors ® and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She is a sought after teacher at international conventions and national seminars.

Her work has been featured on the cover of Legend & Legacy of Lee by David Chaltas, in the Decorative Painter Magazine and AMAC Annual Catalog. Her numerous awards include: Virginia Highlands Festival HM, MAA Award of Merit, Grainger Tomato Festival Best of Show, and RTDP Best of Show. Juried exhibitions include: Knoxville News Sentinel Gallery, Dogwood Arts Festival, Art and Culture Alliance, and Art Market Gallery. Her original oil paintings and commission portraits hang in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Her work is available at Art Market Gallery in Knoxville, TN, James Ben Gallery in Greeneville, TN, Red Door Gallery in Dandridge, TN, and by appointment.

Marie Merritt
654 Chahokia Dr.
Rutledge, TN 37861

Marie is pictured working on a mural at her home church, Romeo United Methodist Church in Greeneville, TN.
"To God be the Glory"

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