"Kate Merriman is a natural born artist. To be more specific I would have to say that she is one of the most gifted and intelligent fine art painters I have ever had the chance to work with. She is amazingly good and fast and honest. This all comes through - especially in her paintings of animals. "
Gary Stutler, Artist and Instructor for Napa Valley College, April 2007

"I am the proud owner of 3 of Kate's paintings. I display these proudly in my home. Kate has a keen eye and I love her bold use of colors and textures." 
Sandra Jensen, Founder and President at KELL Partners

"I was so blown away with the painting that Kate created of my beloved dog, Josie. From a few simple photographs, Kate was able to capture the spirit of my pet, right down to the look in her eyes, and combine that with a glorious sense of color and style. The result is a unique art piece in my household that I will cherish forever. Kate's love of color and natural talent for identifying the "important bits" are what make her a one of a kind artist."
Nicole Hayden, Grower Relations Manager, The Prisoner Wine Company

“I bought one of Kate's paintings. I saw it hanging on a wall in a photo on the internet and immediately fell in love with the composition. I love the use of colors, the loose movement of her strokes.  She brings to the canvas, what it truly must feel like to be a dog. I'm proud to have one of Kate's paintings hanging on the wall of my home.”
Denise Baker, Graphic Designer

“Kate's work is impressionistic, vivid, fun, and sensitive to wonderful details like the curled-under bare feet of a sidewalk artist or the sinuous stem of a radish. Her animal portraits are striking in their energy, humor and poignancy, everything that makes their subjects so well-loved and so unique. Kate seems to commune directly with whomever, and whatever, she paints.”
Beth L., June 2008

"I received the painting!!!! I love it!!!!!! Thank you so much, I'm recommending you to all my animal lover friends. You really did a great job and now I have Sadie with me all the time. It was very emotional seeing her large as life like that, but you really captured her spirit, so thanks."
Leslie Arno, Clinical Director at Bayside Marin Recovery, July 2009

"The painting is amazing. I love it!"
Robin Cupell, Fresh Start Dog Training in Austin, TX, Sept. 2009

"From a simple photograph, Kate was able to create a vivid work of art that captured the true personality and style of my dog. Kate infused her personal experience with and impressions of my dog into the painting, and added colors that communicated joy and energy. I love it!”
Laurie Davis, Rebel's "Mom" and Program Manager, MBA-Nonprofit Connection, March 2007

“I love Kate's work. She is a very talented artist, and I count myself lucky to have some of her work hanging on my walls. She brings a fresh approach to her subjects that makes her work very interesting and fun.”
Susan Linden, March 2007

Shows and such

  • Nov 2015 to present, Artist at Bica Coffeehouse Oakland, CA (Hand-pulled prints of California coast wildlife)
  • Jan - Oct 2015, Artist at Bica Coffeehouse Oakland, CA (Pen & ink drawings of shelter dogs)
  • May - April 2011 Solo Artist, Marin Coffee Roasters via San Anselmo Arts Commission
  • March 2011 - Sketchbook Show, Austin Museum of Art (Brooklyn Art Coop)
  • 2011 Contributing Artist, 5 x 7 Show at Jones ArtHouse, Austin TX
  • 2010 Group Show, "Art on the Farm", Marin Coffee Roasters, San Anselmo, CA
  • 2010 Contributing Artist, 5 x 7 Show at Jones ArtHouse, Austin, TX
  • 2009 Contributing Artist, 12 x 12 Show at Maranda Pleasant Gallery, Austin, TX
  • 2009 - 2010 Webmistress for Plein Air Austin

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