DANIEL MERRIAM is a contemporary surrealist, best known for his dry brush technique and imaginative style. Merriam’s unique visions are layered with colorful imagery in a style that reclaims the territory of dreams and romance for both classical and contemporary art lovers alike.
Born in 1963 in York, Maine and one of seven children, he taught himself to paint at a very young age and used his art as a method of reflective play throughout his childhood. He studied mechanical and architectural design and applied his dimensional skills and passion for architecture in the family’s design and construction business. He then turned his talents to the commercial art field, working as an architectural and commercial illustrator for a number of multi-national corporations.
In 1986 Merriam shifted his focus solely to fine art. Among Merriam’s many accomplishments is an honorary Master’s Degree of Humane Letters from the University of New England in recognition of the potential social contribution of his art, several first-place Broderson Awards and the first-place New England Scholastics Press Association Award. Merriam’s lifelong achievements are the subject of three catalogues reisonnés that have been inducted into permanent archives of museums and libraries worldwide. He has had over one hundred solo exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East and has garnered acclaim from numerous national and international publications and television news broadcasts.