M E R ' S   M E T H O D


Mer's students can choose from a number of beautiful locations to paint from including Brant Point, Sankaty lighthouse, Chanticleer garden, Siasconset Union Chapel, Old South Wharf, town, Monomoy harbor, Children's beach, and more!

Mer is an oil, acrylic, pastel, and gouache painter who studied art and art history at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. After graduating from Wheaton in 2011, Mer packed her bags and moved to Nantucket! With an eye for color and love for exploring, Mer has journeyed all over the island to find the best painting locations! 

Mer introduces a tonal painting approach to begin the lesson. Students enjoy picking from various transparent hues to begin their wash. Drawing skills are sharpened and structured in the first few stages of the painting. Mer teaches and guides her students through color mixing and how to "edit" a painting. Not only are acrylics safe for students to use, they dry quickly so your artist will be able to bring home a finished and fabulous work of art!