Wesley Merritt can draw anything except mice. He’s a hybrid of a real Lancastrian upbringing and an imagined life in the American heartlands, and he loves traditional, neo-, postmodern and spaghetti westerns. His work begins in a fairly traditional fashion; line drawing, lots of looking, with lots of digital colour and photocopied magic. Wesley’s work is playful, experimenting with vector, typography and animation as well as line. Wesley had his first exhibition “Going Wrong Ain’t The End Of Things” in Autumn 2014 at The Coningsby Gallery. He was a runner-up in the Folio Prize 2014 for his work on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. He’d really like to do a Folio book, to illustrate A Confederacy of Dunces, and to work on a historical Graphic Novel.
Animation, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Montage, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Type Design, Whimsical
Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children's Books, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Historical, Icons, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Science, Scientific, Sports, Technology, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Financial