January Exhibit at Jesup Library
January 3 - January 31
The colorful paintings of Islesford-based watercolor artist Jack Merrill are on display in January at the Jesup Memorial Library.
Merrill began drawing and painting when his two children were young hoping to spark their interest. As they grew, he stopped painting but got the urge to start painting again about six years ago. Merrill writes, “I wanted the challenge of a difficult medium, which I was told watercolor was, figuring I could branch out from there. But watercolor continues to capture my soul. I love both its depth and opaqueness. Painting, as conflicting as it sounds, is both intense and relaxing at the same time, taking me away from everyday stresses. I thoroughly enjoy it and hope you enjoy the results, too.”
In addition to art, Merrill is a commercial fisherman and sits on the Maine Lobstermen’s Association Board. He also coached more than 60 youth sport steams including baseball, basketball and hockey.
For more information, call the library at 288-4245.