Carrie Merritt About
I earned my Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Greenfield Community College in 1996. I then attended Massachusetts College of art breifly, but I left to give birth to my greatest creation, my son.
I have continued to persue my career as an artist throughout the years.
In 2000 I started a jewelry business called Agnes and Olive. I designed and fabricated eclectic jewelry from sterling silver, PMC, resin, stones and vintage beads. I did shows across Massachusetts for 4 years. Traveling and spending my weekends away from my family turned out to be too much of a strain so I sought out a different option.
In 2005 my ex-husband and I opened The Mill River Gallery in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. We featured the work of only local artists and craftspeople. I too was able to sell my artwork and that was incredibly rewarding in so many ways.
I was fortunate enough to have the time to indulge in many mediums while running the Gallery but I am always drawn back to painting and drawing which brings me to where I stand today.
The Mill River Gallery closed early 2007 because once again I found myself without any time with my family. Now I am happily at home with my son and two mini dachshunds, Violet and Ruby. They are always by my side and are my greatest inspirations for the drawings and paintings I am making now.
The Dog drawings come purely from my love of dogs. In fact, my hope is to somehow use my drawings as a source for helping some of the thousands of dogs out there who so desperately need the love and compassion of us humans.
I am open to suggestions. If you have any thoughts on how I could do this please drop me a line.
Well I hope you survived my blathering on and have arrived at a better understanding of who I am.
I hope you enjoy my work.