Don Mertz, artist

Don Mertz, Explosion of Color, mixed media on canvas, 60” x 60”

Don Mertz, Explosion of Color, mixed media on canvas, 60” x 60”

North Carolina artist Don Mertz sat down with artGuide Magazine to discuss his Abstract Art.  Don Mertz's controlled use of colors and brush strokes leaves viewers in a tranquil chaos - just what we art lovers want!  Enjoy!

 

Don Mertz, award-winning abstract artist, moved to Cary, North Carolina after living in New York City for 25 years.  His path to becoming an artist was a slow one.  After a childhood in a small Pennsylvanian town, he attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, planning to become a cartoonist or commercial artist.  Soon sensing that was not the right artistic path for him, Mertz made a seemingly more practical choice, joined the Marines, and then entered Corporate America.

Years later, while living in New York City with easy exposure to many genres of art he was increasingly inspired to become what he always wanted to be -- an artist. Don’s first serious foray into art began with studies at The International Center for Photography, culminating in a semi-solo show, Close to a Woman, at the Soho Gallery in NYC. 

Soon he ventured into creating abstract art, including collage and works on paper, in addition to acrylics and mixed media on canvas. Since moving to North Carolina, his works have been in many juried and solo shows.  Most recently, he had a Solo Exhibition of 22 paintings from “The White Series” at The Durham Art Guild in North Carolina.

Don Mertz, artist
Cary, NC
dmertz@nc.rr.com
919-434-7040

 

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