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At age 6 in the 60’s I took my first adult painting class, earned a BA in Art in Las Vegas in the 70’s and owned a full-time art biz in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1982-2017. My gallery was part of downtown Benicia for over two decades.

Over the past 40 years I have designed and created wall art, murals, illustrations and portraits. I painted fifty stage sets in California theaters and won many awards.

As a six-year rep for Grumbacher, I taught adult painting classes, workshops and art retreats in the Sierras.

I exhibited at 150+ art festivals and galleries in California, Nevada, New York & Hawaii. My colorful, narrative paintings live in collections from Osaka to Oxford and all across the US.

I currently live in Woodstock, NY where I write and paint. My main gallery is an Etsy shop. I’m currently trying to figure out how to save the world with a sci fi novel that is part space opera and part solarpunk.

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I also host a quiet AirBnB suite for solo travelers. Come visit the Catskills sometime.

mernie buchanan self portrait
Self Portrait Ferry to Maui
acrylic on canvas 2013