From the dustjacket:
This is the second catalogue raisonné of Daniel Merriam's art, which celebrates another decade of the artist's work. This remarkable book features 134 color images of Merriam's vibrant and skillfully executed watercolors. A seasoned and masterful virtuoso with his brush, Merriam forcefully communicates his subtle yet dramatic, comforting yet disarming messages. His carefully constructed environments and dreamy architectural structures are lovingly populated with a diverse array of bizarre, other-worldly denizens. The paintings are illuminated by intimate perspectives and personal accounts in the words of the artist himself. Opening essays are by a distinguished designer, historian and author, Paul Duchscherer, and by an internationally known analytical psychologist and expert on learning styles, Dr. J. Robert Hanson. Welcome to the world of Daniel Merriam's dreams. A taste for adventure and an open mind will make the trip one to savor!
About the Author
Daniel Merriam, born in Maine in 1963, now lives in San Francisco. This self-taught artist is best known for his dry brush watercolor technique and gloriously imaginative style. He has been the subject of over one hundred solo exhibitions worldwide and has garnered acclaim from numerous national and international publications and television news broadcasts. Merriam's unique visions are layered with colorful imagery in a style he calls esthetic dada, reclaiming the territory of romance and dreams for both classical and contemporary art lovers alike.