Native Texan, Merri Ellen Kase brings over 25 years of experience as a graphic designer and an illustrator to her dynamic still life paintings. Depicting close up subject matter with an emphasis on color and texture, Kase’s art takes on a unique approach to the world around us. Whether her subjects are flowers set against a backdrop of subtle western imagery or whimsical arrangements of objects like Americana toys, Kase’s able use of realism commands the viewer to take a very close look.
Kase earned a B.F.A. from the University of Texas in Austin and has won many design and illustration awards.
Her commissioned work is held in private collections nationwide and her paintings are regularly included in solo, group and invitational shows. Kase’s paintings have been featured in ON Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Voyage Dallas Magazine and Southern Maryland Newspaper. She lives and creates in Plano, Texas.