Like many painters of his generation, Francisco Merello takes for granted the relationship between painting and photography, so instead of avoiding our saturated media culture he integrates it into his work. His portraits, although sometimes the result of sessions with live models, tend to derive more frequently from photographs. Merello’s particular way of working, be it large-scale oil paintings, elaborate colored pencil compositions, or watery watercolors, is clearly a form of attraction. All this introduces into his work the effect, that an individual may have on another, either through his art or his public personality, or the simple luxury of his daily proximity.
A good portrait is more than a resemblance. It is a treasure that captures forever a moment. It is a point of union between generations that celebrate the importance of offspring.
When you commission a portrait you are dealing directly with the artist’s studio.
Prices vary according to whether it is drawing on paper or painting on canvas.
Shipping or framing fees if required are additional. Payments are 50% when the contract is signed and the payment is completed once the portrait has been received satisfactorily. The work is delivered together with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.