Dimensions: 20" x 23"
Created in: 2005
Book by Merrill Mahaffey.
Follow Merrill from the peaks of the Rockies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, with paintings, sketchbooks and thoughts about art and living. A rare and beautiful insight into the life of this extraordinary artist.
155 page, full color book including images and excerpts from the sketchbooks that Merrill Mahaffey has kept continuously since 1960. "They are theoretical and autobiographical, documenting my understanding and development as an artist. Through a book I would like to present my unique experience with the west as the 'Struggling Artist Syndrome'. (Excerpt from studio notes 1984.)
An undeniable icon within Arizona and the Southwest arts scene, Merrill Mahaffey has enjoyed more than four decades as a nationally recognized painter. He is known for his ability to emphasize realism and fractal modernism within Southwestern landscapes, as well as his dedication and expertise as an art educator. His works are exhibited at some of the nations most respected art institutions, among them including Phoenix Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
His uniquely Arizona landscapes and art endeavors are also on display at numerous institutional, public and corporate locations nationwide. He continues to lead the way for generations of artists-explorers who will interpret the western landscape.
Mr. Mahaffey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sacramento State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University.