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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. For 35 years I designed and created wall art, murals 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. 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, paint landscapes and teach acrylic classes. I also have an Etsy shop, an AirBnB suite for solo travelers and Faun the mighty chihuahua.
mernie buchanan self portrait
Self Portrait Ferry to Maui
acrylic on canvas 2013