Friday, November 9, 2012

Tom Merriam, AKA Uncle Tom Merriam, Our Local, Diverse Artist

Tom Merriam, AKA Uncle Tom, artist and author, is a gallery favorite. Local to Lovell now, Tom has an avid and apparent love of nature and animals. From his carved bears, to his miniature bird watercolors, to his remarkable wildlife paintings, we see his connection to nature and his deep appreciation of all living things. In his children's books, Tom combines his humor and wit with his understanding and respect of wild animals.
Tom is a natural when it comes to taking time to share a tale. In the "Lucky Lou" painting he tells the story of when he was a fifteen year old boy out in his row boat. On that particular day, he saw an unclothed woman jumped off the dock, much to his surprise. Even more surprising was when she swam to his boat and climbed right on in! Tom likes to say, "All stories are true, some just actually happened!" Now that we have your interest peaked, stop in and see the large display that we have of Tom Merriam's paintings, carvings, cards, books, and more at the gallery. You won't be disappointed and who know what stories you may walk away with?

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