Drew Merritt grew up on a farm in New Mexico where he was always creative and naturally artistically inclined, but it wasn’t until he moved to Los Angeles where he transitioned from being a person who can paint to a man striving to earn the title of an artist. Merritt was worked towards refining his technique and voice to create works that ultimately derive emotion from the viewer. He is interested in flaws, whether it be physical, emotional, or environmental, and paints realistic portraitures that tap into Merritt’s own exploration of empathy and relationships.
Click through Drew Merritt’s mural in progress for Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape at the Long Beach Museum of Art opening this weekend.
Drew Merritt Instagram @drewmerritt
“Vitality and Verve III” is the third iteration of the collaborative series curated by Thinkspace Projects with the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be featuring ephemeral murals and installations from Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush,
Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS
The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by Thinkspace with support from POW! WOW! Long Beach
On View June 30, 2018 thru September 9, 2018 at:
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803
Friday, June 29 opening night gala tickets available now for only $15 at: