About The Artists

John Merlino

I have been involved with the arts for many years, probably ever since I could pick up a pencil and draw.  While still very young I was able to commute to Buffalo from my home in Eden to attend weekly class  studying under Anthony Sisti in his studio and also attending classes at the Albright Knox.  I graduated from Eden Senior High School and went on to Daemen College in Amherst, NY where I studied Art History with an emphasis on human figure drawing and painting.

My focus was always on artistic achievement especially in relationship to natural beauty and landscape.   I have found that working with dry brush watercolor has been the perfect medium to express my artistic vision.  There is a constant building up or weaving of texture and color that gives way to my heightened realism.  There is also a need for my creation of mixed media collage & abstract themes.  I am constantly searching for diverse subject matter in relationship to both spiritual and organic form, rendering these onto a two dimensional surface, a never ending series of projects.

I have shown works in and around the Buffalo area including:

Buffalo Big Print, Buffalo, NY

Daniel’s Restaurant, Hamburg, NY

Gyda Higgins Gallery, Fox Run, Orchard Park, NY

Hillside Inn, Wyoming, NY

Impact Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY

Picture Your Walls, Hamburg, NY

The Roycroft Inn, East Aurora, NY

Western New York Artist Group, Buffalo, NY


Current Memberships:  Enjoy the Journey and WNYAG


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