This is a collection of Six Mer-Cat drawings meant for you to color! They are formatted at the standard printer paper size (8.5″ x11″) but at a high resolution so feel free to go big if you have that kind of printing ability. If you feel able to financially contribute for this digital file you can purchase it from the Etsy site. I am also offering this collection of illustrations as coloring pages for free during our current worldwide pandemic. I find coloring to be such a soothing meditative activity and I think we all need that in order to show up and understand how to do life right now. I hope you are all taking good care of yourselves and your communities. Please send me pictures of your colored mer-cats I’d so love to see them.
CURRENT STOCKISTS IN VERMONT
Thirty-Odd (Burlington, Vermont)
trinket (Burlington, Vermont)
Birdfolk Collective (Waterbury and Winooski, Vermont)
Northwood Gallery (Stowe, Vermont)
Artisans Hand (Montpelier, Vermont)
ABOUT the Artist
I grew up in Vermont and have been drawing persistently since I was five years old. I have worked with many different subjects and mediums and fallen squarely for realistic pen and ink illustration techniques and all forms of printmaking. My experience is primarily in intaglio etching but I intend to incorporate more letterpress, woodcut and silkscreen into my skill set as I continue to create. Tattooing is another medium I thoroughly enjoy and more info about that work is on the Tattoo page.
Much of my imagery explores the nature and relationships of creatures both real and imagined, all rendered in extreme detail and narrative in their postures and expressions. Studying the world around me has always showed me what kind of magical worlds exist in my own imagination. For me it is absolutely essential to work on both the inventive drawings as well as more literal, realistic types of illustration. It is a balancing act. The realistic work has an emphasis on technical detail which I experience as a really meditative process. The imaginative stuff pushes me to share my emotional connection to the work. Each practice deepens the other. I have reverence for the world I see around me at the same time I imagine other worlds or future versions of this reality. I am deeply grateful to share this art practice I love so dearly.
Thanks for looking.