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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.

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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.)