Daniel Merriam

Daniel Merriam

Daniel Merriam
Daniel Merriam (b. 1963, American)   Daniel Merriam is a ‘fantastical’ painter, whose technique calls for extreme precision in a range of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, ink, metallic leafs, etc. The artist’s exacting hand can be traced to his education and practice in the fields of architecture & design and corporate, commercial art. After establishing himself in an award-winning business career, Merriam retired to his first love, fine-art painting and printmaking. He is one of today’s most celebrated and collectible art-of-the-fantastic masters. Fantastical art means what it says – art that conjures highly exaggerated, imaginative, and other-worldly realms for the viewer, usually in an exacting draughtsman’s style. Very often, fairy tales, science-fiction, children’s illustration, and Grand Historic art movements from art history inform the work of the fantastical artist. In Merriam, one can see the influences of Mother Goose Rhymes, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, the Baroque and Rococo arts of France, Bay Area Victorian design, and Precisionist Art. Finally, the diverse media that Merriam deploys in his complicated compositions create a highly nuanced textural surface, almost invisible to the naked eye, but fascinating in terms of layering and variety. His overall designs can be whimsical, childlike, surreal, formalist, and stunning in conception and detail. Here is an artist truly in touch with a fantastical eye on imaginary worlds.   EDUCATION Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute, mechanical and architectural design   PRIZES, HONORS, & AWARDS ‘First Place,’ Broderson Awards, annual Maine advertising-industry award ‘First Place,’ New England Scholastics Press Association Award, editorial cartooning Honorary Masters of Humane Letters, University of New England   PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI Peninsular Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA Riverside Museum of Art, CA Merrill-Lynch The Gesundheit! Institute, Hillsboro, WV Manhattan Club, NY   MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS The Art of Daniel Merriam: The Impetus of Dreams, Monarch Editions, Inc., 1998 The Eye of a Dreamer, Monarch, 2007 Dreamscape: The Best of Imaginary Realism, Volume I and II, Salbru Publishing (The Netherlands), 2006/2007 respectively Bantam Books, book covers, various Mid-American Review “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by William Shakespeare, Tony® Award-winning McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, playbill illustration Art & Antiques Gulf Connoisseur New Art International Realms of Fantasy The World & I U.S. Art, Watercolor, and Magic
Artist

Artwork

A Fine Line
Daniel Merriam

A Fine Line

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

Avalon Palace
Daniel Merriam

Avalon Palace

Giclee on Paper

20.50 x 19 in

Cat's Cradle
Daniel Merriam

Cat's Cradle

Giclee on Paper

25.50 x 38 in

Courting the Muse
Daniel Merriam

Courting the Muse

Giclee on Canvas

30 x 40 in

Dreaming of Scarlett
Daniel Merriam

Dreaming of Scarlett

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 12 in

Falconess
Daniel Merriam

Falconess

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

Handle on Rejection
Daniel Merriam

Handle on Rejection

Giclee on Paper

28 x 19 in

Holstein Fish
Daniel Merriam

Holstein Fish

Giclee on Paper

18.50 x 18.50 in

Intrepid Dreamer
Daniel Merriam

Intrepid Dreamer

Giclee on Canvas

18 x 36 in

Land's End
Daniel Merriam

Land's End

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Madame Blanche
Daniel Merriam

Madame Blanche

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Metropolis
Daniel Merriam

Metropolis

Giclee on Paper

37 x 24 in

Mylitta
Daniel Merriam

Mylitta

Giclee on Paper

14.50 x 38.50 in

Perrfect Angel
Daniel Merriam

Perrfect Angel

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Sail to the Moon
Daniel Merriam

Sail to the Moon

Giclee on Paper

24 x 48 in

Siren
Daniel Merriam

Siren

Giclee on Paper

18.50 x 25.50 in

Staying on Top
Daniel Merriam

Staying on Top

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

The Difference Between You and Me
Daniel Merriam

The Difference Between You and Me

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

The Light House
Daniel Merriam

The Light House

Giclee on Paper

20 x 20 in

The Tease
Daniel Merriam

The Tease

giclee on paper

24 x 24 in

Venus Rising
Daniel Merriam

Venus Rising

Giclee on Canvas

17.50 x 39 in

A World Apart
Daniel Merriam

A World Apart

Giclee on Paper

23.70 x 40 in

Before High Heaven
Daniel Merriam

Before High Heaven

Giclee on Paper

20 x 17 in

Center Stage
Daniel Merriam

Center Stage

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Desiree
Daniel Merriam

Desiree

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Dress Rehearsal
Daniel Merriam

Dress Rehearsal

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Good and Evil
Daniel Merriam

Good and Evil

Giclee on Paper

24 x 39 in

High Altitude
Daniel Merriam

High Altitude

Giclee on Paper

24 x 18 in

Honey Jar
Daniel Merriam

Honey Jar

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Kiss of the Winged Frog
Daniel Merriam

Kiss of the Winged Frog

Giclee on Paper

20.50 x 14 in

Like Honey to a Bee
Daniel Merriam

Like Honey to a Bee

Giclee on Paper

21 x 16 in

Mandolin
Daniel Merriam

Mandolin

Giclee on Paper

20 x 29 in

Moon Chateau
Daniel Merriam

Moon Chateau

Giclee on Paper

38 x 24 in

Ode de Papillon
Daniel Merriam

Ode de Papillon

Giclee on Paper

20 x 18 in

Precipice
Daniel Merriam

Precipice

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 12 in

Sea Blossom
Daniel Merriam

Sea Blossom

Giclee on Canvas

40 x 30.50 in

Smoke and Mirrors
Daniel Merriam

Smoke and Mirrors

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Summer's Hum
Daniel Merriam

Summer's Hum

Giclee on Paper

20.50 x 19.50 in

The Grand Delusion
Daniel Merriam

The Grand Delusion

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

The Other Side of Heaven
Daniel Merriam

The Other Side of Heaven

Giclee on Canvas

44 x 29.50 in

The Weekender
Daniel Merriam

The Weekender

Giclee on Paper

20 x 28 in

Winds of Change
Daniel Merriam

Winds of Change

Giclee on Paper

38 x 25 in

A World Away
Daniel Merriam

A World Away

Giclee on Canvas

17.75 x 38 in

Book: The Art of Daniel Merriam "Built On Dreams Alone"
Daniel Merriam

Book: The Art of Daniel Merriam "Built On Dreams Alone"

11 x 12 x 1 in

Chamogafly
Daniel Merriam

Chamogafly

Giclee on Paper

16 x 30 in

Destiny
Daniel Merriam

Destiny

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Ever After
Daniel Merriam

Ever After

Giclee on Paper

42 x 22 in

Grand Central
Daniel Merriam

Grand Central

Giclee on Paper

18.50 x 34 in

High Tea
Daniel Merriam

High Tea

Giclee on Paper

20 x 20 in

In the Heart of an Angel
Daniel Merriam

In the Heart of an Angel

Giclee on Paper

20 x 20 in

La Contessa
Daniel Merriam

La Contessa

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Living on the Dragon's Back
Daniel Merriam

Living on the Dragon's Back

Giclee on Paper

22 x 14.50 in

Master of Ceremonies
Daniel Merriam

Master of Ceremonies

Giclee on Canvas

14.25 x 14.50 in

Moon Voyage
Daniel Merriam

Moon Voyage

Giclee on Paper

27.50 x 40.50 in

On the Go
Daniel Merriam

On the Go

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Puppeteer
Daniel Merriam

Puppeteer

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 12 in

Seduction
Daniel Merriam

Seduction

Giclee on Paper

23 x 39 in

Softly Spoken
Daniel Merriam

Softly Spoken

Giclee on Paper

19 x 16.25 in

Taming Tamilia
Daniel Merriam

Taming Tamilia

Giclee on Canvas

29 x 22 in

The Grand Finale
Daniel Merriam

The Grand Finale

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 47 in

The Path of Least Resistance
Daniel Merriam

The Path of Least Resistance

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Tickle Your Fancy
Daniel Merriam

Tickle Your Fancy

Giclee on Paper

14 x 11 in

Balancing Act
Daniel Merriam

Balancing Act

Giclee on Paper

23.50 x 19 in

Angelica
Daniel Merriam

Angelica

Giclee on Canvas

45 x 27 in

Bubble Street
Daniel Merriam

Bubble Street

Giclee on Paper

25 x 38 in

Changing Views
Daniel Merriam

Changing Views

Giclee on Canvas

48 x 64 in

Dog House
Daniel Merriam

Dog House

Giclee on Paper

20 x 20 in

Eye of a Dreamer
Daniel Merriam

Eye of a Dreamer

Giclee on Paper

38.50 x 20 in

Grand Junction
Daniel Merriam

Grand Junction

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

High Tide
Daniel Merriam

High Tide

Giclee on Canvas

45 x 29 in

In the Lap of Luxury
Daniel Merriam

In the Lap of Luxury

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

La Vie en Rose
Daniel Merriam

La Vie en Rose

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Lost and Found
Daniel Merriam

Lost and Found

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 20 in

Meeting of the Minds
Daniel Merriam

Meeting of the Minds

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

Music Room
Daniel Merriam

Music Room

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 36 in

Over The Falls
Daniel Merriam

Over The Falls

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 16 in

Rise and Shine
Daniel Merriam

Rise and Shine

Giclee on Paper

14.50 x 35.50 in

Setting the Stage
Daniel Merriam

Setting the Stage

Giclee on Canvas

36 x 24 in

Spellbound
Daniel Merriam

Spellbound

Giclee on Paper

40 x 30 in

Telestic Tea
Daniel Merriam

Telestic Tea

Giclee on Paper

44 x 28.75 in

The Hurdy-Gurdy Snooze
Daniel Merriam

The Hurdy-Gurdy Snooze

Giclee on Paper

23.50 x 14.50 in

The Promise
Daniel Merriam

The Promise

Giclee on Paper

16 x 13 in

Turning Leaves
Daniel Merriam

Turning Leaves

Giclee on Canvas

72 x 26 in

Eye of the Storm
Daniel Merriam

Eye of the Storm

Giclee on Canvas

24 x 18 in

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