Welcome! I’ve retired from doing large art festivals, so this is my virtual booth, and launch zone to portfolios of available art. I also wrote a roller coaster of a memoir to explain what science cannot . . . full of colorful theories with little proof. It offers a fun and detailed guide for how-to (and how not to) make, show and sell creative work as a lifelong vocation. Thanks for stopping by.
Love, Mernie

Stories of a Colorful Life
A candid and often humorous memoir explains why this life didn’t go quite as planned despite excellent advice—from both the angels and the dogs.



Order a signed copy direct from the author
ArtByMernie on Etsy
Quality paperback / 312 pages
$19 includes shipping in US

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Or request a copy anywhere books are sold.


Colorful Companion Blog

All the art that inspired the stories
Over 170 paintings, drawings & sculpture take you chapter by chapter through ‘The Incompetent Psychic' with quotes and anecdotes. Each illustrated post is a 2-3 minute read on a great writer’s blog site.

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OnLine Art Galleries
Over 100 demonstration paintings from my art classes and recent Hudson Valley Landscapes available on Etsy.
Affordable Acrylics Start at $55
In custom painted frames: Start at $120

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Faux Louvre Finale
Original & Prints to complete your collection are 30% off festival prices in my Etsy FauxLouvre Store.

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Art Exhibit in Woodstock NY

July 1-30, 2021

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Solo show of Regional Landscapes at
Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Next to Woodstock Playhouse on Mill Hill Rd