Thya Merz

17 – Thya Merz

Painting in Wax and Oil

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t. merz studios
121 Cook Ave Ext
Port Townsend, WA 98368


My studio will be open throughout the weekend in order to give viewers the opportunity to view my work and absorb the milieu in which it is created. In addition I will give periodic demonstrations of the process of painting with hot wax on wood panels and/or paper as well as talk about the history of this ancient process.


Heading into PT on Hwy 20 – turn left on Jacob Miller Rd. Follow Jacob Miller to Hastings Ave. Right on Hastings; first left on Cook Ave. The studio is the first location on the left. Parking is in the circular drive or the access road just beyond 121 Cook.

Artist Statement:

My work is both an expression and exploration of place as a source of sustenance, comfort, inspiration, transition, challenge, and loss.

I am concerned about the divergent experiences of those who have the privilege of choosing their place and those who do not.

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.