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Eads bridge for my grandparents

Leah Merriman
St. Louis, MO

About the Artist

Leah Merriman is native to St. Louis, working primarily in encaustics to create ethereal, layered abstract landscapes on wood and paper. She also creates detailed illustrations of urban scenery and architecture and will often combine the two.

Merriman was influenced heavily by personal childhood and young adult illnesses and often found that being able to escape her own physical situation was only possible through her mind. She creates worlds you can "go into” and look around. Places you can stay in for a while, watch the scenery shift light, textures and colors in conjunction with the t…

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About the Artist

Leah Merriman is native to St. Louis, working primarily in encaustics to create ethereal, layered abstract landscapes on wood and paper. She also creates detailed illustrations of urban scenery and architecture and will often combine the two.

Merriman was influenced heavily by personal childhood and young adult illnesses and often found that being able to escape her own physical situation was only possible through her mind. She creates worlds you can "go into” and look around. Places you can stay in for a while, watch the scenery shift light, textures and colors in conjunction with the time of day. By practicing stillness and the awareness of being in the moment, an appreciation of your own mind’s ability to travel inward can be honed while still being acutely aware of your immediate physical world, striking an intriguing balance through the marriage of patience and escapism.

Merriman apprenticed in sculpture and illustration under local St. Louis Master Artist Rudolph Torrini in her late teen and early adult years.
She studied Drawing and Sculpture at Fontbonne University in St. Louis as well as photography and videography at Webster University, St. Louis, MO. She

Artist’s Work

Bevo mill were all immigrants
Leah merriman

Bevo Mill, We're All Immigrants

By Leah Merriman

Isnt it ironic tower grove park
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Isn't it Ironic? (Tower Grove Park)

By Leah Merriman

At the fox
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At the Fox

By Leah Merriman

On the way home the amoco sign
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On the way home (The Amoco Sign)

By Leah Merriman

The great balloon race for grayson
Leah merriman

The Great Balloon Race, for Grayson

By Leah Merriman

Eads bridge for my grandparents
Leah merriman

Eads Bridge, for my Grandparents

By Leah Merriman

Facing east
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Facing East

By Leah Merriman

Urban fuzz
Leah merriman

Urban Fuzz

By Leah Merriman

Beachside no 3
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Beachside No. 3

By Leah Merriman

You guys want to go to ted drewes
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You Guys Want to Go to Ted Drewes?!

By Leah Merriman

Selected Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition, "Familiar Layers: Encaustic Scenes of St. Louis, Part 1 by Leah Merriman
    Third Degree Glass Factory, East Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2019
  • Art Saint Louis "Attention to Detail" Group Show
    Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2019
  • Webster Arts "Inspiration" Group Show
    Webster Arts, St. Louis, MO, 2018
  • Art @ Des Peres Hospital
    Des Peres Hospital, Des Peres, MO, 2015
  • My Slart "33MAY" Group Show
    Old Orchard Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Venus Envy Group Show
    Koken Art Factory, St. Louis, MO, 2014
  • Venus Envy Group Show
    2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO, 2013