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Jeff Merrill is a fine artist and educator who lives and works in Hawaii. He did a B.F.A. (for Illustration) at Brigham Young University and M.F.A. (for Painting) at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
His multi award-winning work covers a variety of subjects including still life, landscape, and figurative work.
Jeff’s approach to art encapsulates a unique blend of realism and expressive mark making. He has won and been highly praised in many competitions including the OPA Fall Online Showcase, the Academy of Art University’s Spring Salon, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit, and he was named an ‘artist to watch’ by Bonnie Gangelhoff, editor of Southwest Art Magazine.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and is a signature member of OPA (Oil Painters of America) and PAPOH (Plein Air Painters of Hawaii).