ARTIST STATEMENT



Merrill Weber, a self-taught painter, is a native Floridian who has called the beautiful Southeastern Pennsylvania countryside home for the past 25 years. Forever an artist at heart, Merrill has joyfully embraced the opportunity to paint daily in recent years after dedicating nearly three decades to raising her son with autism. Seeing the world through his eyes has challenged Merrill to communicate feelings of joy and delight without words, and inspires her to create floral imagery bursting with sensations of buoyancy, color, movement and harmony. 

Merrill's paintings represent the place where her love of flowers and her passion for painting intersect. She is determined to bring more beauty and happiness into the daily lives of others through her art. Inspired by nature, her engaging work has been described as imaginative, playful, and filled with energy and hope. In creating her multi-media pieces from life, Merrill adds many layers of flowers in acrylic over brightly-toned canvases. Floral detail is then added in graphite and pastel. Multiple coats of archival varnish complete the process. Merrill's goal in painting is to create a conversation with the viewer via her canvas, allowing her to preserve and share in the joy of the moment. 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Chester County Art Association, artist member 
  • Wayne Art Center, artist member 
  • Berks Art Alliance (BAA), artist member 
  • ArtFusion 19464, working artist 
  • Studio B, artist member 
  • Perkiomen Valley Art Center, artist member
  • The Pottstown Area Artists’ Guild (PAAG), artist member 
  • The Anvil Studio, working artist