Dave Merrick is an internationally known and published artist whose works reach into the greatest diversity of audiences. A painter and sculptor, he is known primarily for his astoundingly lifelike portraiture. Merrick’s drawings and paintings grace the walls of an impressive array of well-known corporate and private clientele. Many of his published wildlife pieces, especially his portrait of a wolf entitled "Indigo," have become some of America’s most popular animal imagery.
He has more original work in the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame than any other artist. His wildlife and Southwestern-theme work is distributed internationally. He has done pieces of and for many celebrities including; United States presidents, movie stars, and nearly all of the most famous cowboys of the 20th-century. Some of his subjects and/or clientele have included: Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Disney Studios, MGM, Western Horseman Magazine, The Franklin Mint, The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, The State of Nebraska, The Holland Corp., Wrangler, Kellogg’s, various banking organizations, Smith Music Company of Nashville TN, The University of Texas, The DuPont Registry, Nebraska’s Coach Tom Osborne, Jim Shoulders, Larry Mahan, Lane Frost, Tuff Hedeman, Tom Ferguson, Joe Beaver, Fred Whitfield, Casey Tibbs, Merle Haggard, Roy Clark, Willie Nelson, Michael Martin Murphy, Billy Bob’s Texas and many others.
Mr. Merrick is also known for his Opinion columns and political cartoons, and is a frequent contributor to Western Center for Journalism.
His studio is located in a former Mercantile built in the coal mining foothills of Colorado in 1888. He may be reached at: (719)-276-0000, or by e-mail at ...