Robert Merritt is a contemporary artist from the Central Valley of California. He grew up learning design at an early age while traveling to San Francisco, New York, and France on a regular basis. He continued to build the framework for his design ideas while he worked at Dan Marty Designs in Newport Beach. He then focused his immense passion into abstract painting and became well known for his massive oil on canvas pieces with his signature wrinkle textured surface. Although he has painted most of his life, he never released his art to the public until early 2010. Since then, his art has only become more sought after as word spreads about his incredible talent and unique self-developed style.