Merrily creates your jewelry in her studio overlooking the water on the Sapphire Coast of NSW Australia.
Merrily grew up on the California coast and has a long-standing love affair with the ocean. With her toes buried in the sand on the edge of the sea she finds peace, balance and humility. The love of the water is seen in many of her works with pearls and flowing lines. Also prevalent in her work is bold colors and faceted crystals. These elements embrace life, and reflect the vibrancy and energy of Merrily's perpetual enthusiasm.
New to her work is the embracing of her Australian home. Works in bronze, copper and "found" bone of kangaroo and other native animals.
Merrily's drawings and paintings contrast between pure charcoal passionately applied with flowing curves and sensual lines to bold intense colors dancing with mixed media. Her pure emotions applied to canvas.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
MCTC - Jewelry Manufacturing, Minneapolis, MN
Certificate 3 in Visual Art, TAFE NSW, Australia