Don Mertz

Cary, NC

“Painting is a satisfying – and challenging – passion … and a perfect opportunity to smoke a good cigar, sip a great single malt Scotch, and listen to Willie Nelson.” -Don Mertz

Former Marine, ex-corporate executive, award-winning abstract artist Don Mertz moved to Cary, NC after living in NYC for 25 years. Mertz studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Art Students’ League in NYC. He approaches a canvas as a child approaches each day; full of wonder, eager to explore possibilities, and experience the joy of discovery … yet always guided by his adult sense of composition. Canvases have lyrical gestures, marks and scribbles. Layers of colors collide and drip. Playfulness and mindfulness co-exist.