Still Life: Eric Merrell Looks at the Orange and Agave

Eric Merrell, Agave and Oranges

Eric Merrell, Agave and Oranges

In the hierarchy of genres taught in art history class, desert landscapes would be low on the list. But they positively rule compared to the lowly still life. Fortunately, the lowest-rated form has a new champion in Eric Merrell. The Pasadena artist has a style and intensity that attracts followers for whatever he’s doing, whether it’s painting Joshua Trees at midnight or a potted Euphorbia in his own backyard.

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