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Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "7th Avenue" oil on linen, 26 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "West 57th" oil on linen, 26 x 30"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Waiting for a Fare" oil on linen, 20 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Having a Beer in Bruges" oil on linen, 20 x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Shopping in Bruges" oil on linen, 24 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Summer Evening, Cape May" oil/linen, 28 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Greenwich Village" (LaGuardia Place) oil on linen, 26 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "April on E. 95th Street' oil on linen, 30 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Houston Street Station" oil on linen, 12 x 26"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Driving the Goshen Road," oil on linen, 20 x 30"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Contemplating DUMBO" oil on linen, 16 x 42"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Descent into Grand Central" oil on linen, 34 x 34"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "5th Ave & W. 14th St" (sold) oil on linen, 24 x 28"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Brooklyn Heights" oil on linen, 30 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Outdoor Market" (Copenhagen) oil on linen, 32 x 34"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "A Side Street in Brussels" oil on linen, 20 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Brugge Alley" oil on linen, 16 x 22"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Windmill Gears" oil on linen, 26 x 34"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Shells, Sea Glass & Pebbles" oil on linen, 22 x 30"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Famiglia" (E. 97th St) oil on linen, 26 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Phebe's" oil on linen, 32 x 36"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Early Winter on Church St." (Belfast ME) oil on linen, 34 x 28"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "One Summer Afternoon in Copenhagen" oil on linen, 30 x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Lafayette and Astor Place, oil on linen, 32 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merril French "West 67th Street" oil on linen, 24 x 18"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "East 7th" oil on linen, 34 x 40"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "West 47th St" (sold) oil on linen, 18 x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Early Morning Walk, Portland, ME" oil on linen, 30 x 38"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "West 69th Street" oil on linen, 40 x 32"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "East 62nd Street" (sold) oil on linen, 26" x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "West 17th Street" oil on linen, 24 x 40"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "East 67th Street," (sold) oil on linen, 22" x 30"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "On Thompson Street" (sold) oil on linen, 32 x 38"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Flatiron Building" (sold) oil on linen, 26 x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Perry Street" (sold) oil on linen, 8" x 12"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "West 73rd Street" (sold) oil on linen, 36 x 26

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "East 7th Street & 2nd Ave" (sold) oil on linen, 36 x 26"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Tracks Along Hatch Pond" oil on linen, 22 x 32

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Golden Years of Retirement for Engine 6690" oil on linen, 24 x 26"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Saratoga's Working Class" (sold) oil on linen, 16 x 24"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Merrill French "Bridges over the Piscataqua" oil on linen, 18" x 32"

 

MERRILL FRENCH:

I always walk in search of a subject, whether I’m in lower Manhattan, Stockholm or on the coast of Maine. It might be the facade of an old building, the rounded cylinder of a water tower, or the interplay of light and shadow that strikes me. At times it’s the mood or energy of a place that resonates, like golden light penetrating through fog, or the juxtaposition of a crowded street next to a quiet one shaded with trees. I’m fascinated with the geometry of architecture, the interaction of lines and forms shaped by perspective and the atmospheric effects created in all types of weather and light.

I’ve always found art and science to be compatible, as they’re both driven by imaginative thought and a passionate curiosity. I started drawing and painting at an early age, and never stopped, even though my formal education was in the sciences. In college I honed my drawing skills, not in art classes, but in biology and comparative anatomy, where I made detailed renderings from life. Science taught me to observe the world more closely, while art taught me new ways of perceiving what I see. It’s the interpretation of what we observe that makes all the difference.