Hello, I am Artist John Merrifield and I have been drawing, painting for 40 years. I was born and raised in the Orange County area of southern California. I started painting window signs and ads there. From there I moved up to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art, and while there drew caricatures on Fisherman’s Wharf for 10 years. Eventually I moved to Hawaii and painted murals, signs, portraits and caricatures for parties for 20 years. I’ve now been in Florida for 5 years, continuing my artistic trek around the world.