Past Works

The monumental landscapes from Mahaffey’s palette and canvas reflect his high standards of craftsmanship, exploration and invention in a style that is ever evolving. Bridging realism and modernism, Mahaffey has refined a link between aesthetics and environmental concerns. View featured works below or shop available pieces.

Merrill Mahaffey

Western Artist, PAinter, Teacher
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.