Original fine art paintings by the contemporary artist Merrilee Drakulich
In the early 1990's, at the invitation of Atkins Fine Art, I lived and painted the landscape of the Auvergne in south-central France, noted for its vast areas of open spaces and golden sunlight.
When traveling to Normandy, France, my impression was of a sky and ocean with the most beautiful and ever-changing light I had ever seen which seemed to skip along the water.
I was captured by the contrast of shadows and light amidst these park benches in Mainz, Germany.
The Ring of Kerry in Ireland captured my personal perspective of expression, retaining my minimal impressionistic approach and obsessive fascination with clouds, sky, ocean, and the land.
My affectionate interpretations of the English romantic landscape paintings of John Constable.
The hills and woods of Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and the coast of California were my inspiration for these paintings.
In 2001, I had the opportunity to live in Tokyo which gave me inspiration to paint a series of landscapes based on experiences viewed throughout Japan.