"A Sense of Wonder," by Norman Kolpas, Southwest Art, June 2018

"Still Life: Eric Merrell Looks at the Orange and Agave," by Ann Japenga,, February 6, 2017

"Plein Air Festival Set for This Sunday at La Casita," by staff writer, San Marino Tribune, October 7, 2016 (Image featured)

"The Natural World," by Sandra Barrera, L.A. Daily News, Pasadena Star-News & Long Beach Press Telegram, April 1, 2016

"Short Takes: Shot in the Dark," by Matt Mulcahey, American Cinematographer, April 2016

"Nocturnes,"  BLDGBLOG, January 31, 2016

"Painting the Desert at Night: Eric Merrell," A Change in the Wind blog, January 17, 2016

"Featured Artist: Eric Merrell," by Barbara Stroud, ArtFoodHome, January 15, 2016

"Nocturnes: Paintings by Eric Merrell,", January 14, 2016

"While the World Sleeps an Artist Paints the Moonlit Desert," by Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post, January 2016

"Nocturnes: The Paintings of Eric Merrell by Alec Ernest," Los Angeles Review of Books, January 2016

"Take a Lovely Video Journey Into Joshua Tree in Darkest Night," by Jeff Watternhofer, Curbed L.A., January 2016

"Featured Artist: Eric Merrell," by Barbara Stroud,, January 2016

“Friends Travel to Paint the Desert,” by Steve Doherty, Plein Air Magazine, March 2014

“Beach Club Impressionist ‘Paint-Out’,” Jonathan (Beach Club) Magazine, September 2013

“An Interview with Eric Merrell Discussing His Salton Sea Haze and Gustav Klimt’s (1862-1918) Attersee, 1901,” by Stephanie Campbell, California Art Club Newsletter, Summer 2013

“Eric Merrell: Art Virtuoso,” May 2013,

“Look Closely at the Surface,” by Steve Doherty,, March 5, 2013

“Four Plein Air Artists in Pasadena, California,” by Steve Doherty,, Nov. 06, 2012

“The New Naturalists: Borrego Landscape Painters,” by Ann Japenga, The Sand Paper, Fall 2012 (published by the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, pictured above)

“Eric Merrell – Tranquil Landscapes in the Desert,” by Molly Siple, Plein Air Magazine, Fall 2011

“Painting the Desert with Eric Merrell,” by Steve Doherty,, August 6, 2011

“Eric Merrell Paints the West,” by Michelle J. Mills, Pasadena Star-News, July 14, 2011

“Eric Merrell’s “Romance of the West” Opens in Pasadena,” by Ann Japenga, CaliforniaDesertArt. com, July 2011

“The New Sublime: Artists Working at the Salton Sea Capture the Beauty and Decay with a Fresh Perspective,” by Ann Japenga, Palm Springs Life, June 2011, p22-25

“P-town Convergence,” by Paul Schulenberg, American Art Collector, February 2011, p.154

“East Meets West in Provincetown,” by Laurie Higgins, Cape Cod Times, January 27, 2011

“Eric Merrell: Bringing the California Desert to NYC,” by Ann Japenga,; July 14, 2010

Featured Artist, Judson’s Art Outfitter’s Newsletter, July 13, 2010

“Artists Hit the Highlands: Unique Program Brings International Talent,” by Sandra Hale Schulman, American Free Journal; July 16-22, 2009

“Maine on their minds,” by Debbie Forman, Cape Cod Times, February 26, 2009

“Maine Stay,” American Art Collector #40, February 2009

“21 Under 31,” by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art magazine; September 2008

“Artists to Watch,” by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art magazine; July 2007

“Cabana Cellars Wine Bar Offers First Art Show,” Santa Ynez Valley News; Thursday, May 24, 2007

“The Artist’s Way,” by Brenda Rees, Arroyo Monthly magazine; April 2006

“The Next Generation of Realists,” by M. Stephen Doherty, American Artist magazine; January 2005

“Rising Young Stars,” by Priscilla Vayda, Pasadena Star- News; September 17, 2004

“Painting is His First Love,” by Priscilla Vayda, Pasadena Star-News; June 29, 2001