Merry Parker Whidby
Hey y'all! I’m Parker. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. I’m glad you’re here!
Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia, I’ve been painting and creating since I was little and have always loved to have a paintbrush in my hand.
I enjoy painting an array of subjects – from florals and abstracts to bottles and landscapes. My work has been described as Southern with an edge – filled with vibrant colors, bold strokes and lively shapes.
The inspiration behind my paintings comes from all around - from my travels, daily life & experiences, my family & friends and growing up in the South.
I love creating and the outlet art gives. For me, there is something so cathartic about a blank canvas - you never know where the colors will lead you or how the pieces will fall together. It’s amazing to look back at where a piece began to where it is when it’s finished.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The “ugly” layers in between the beginning and the end are always some my favorites. That’s where the magic happens and you really grow as an artist. I think that applies a lot in life too.
My favorite color has always been turquoise – you will see pops of it throughout my work! In every piece, I hope you can see (and feel) the happiness, contentment and joy I get when I’m in the studio.
I now live in Atlanta, Georgia where you can find me in my home studio with my pup, River, still with a paintbrush in hand, listening to a true crime podcast and sipping on a tequila-soda (with two limes).
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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that
I would not have a single bit
of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bomback
Parker's work can be seen in homes all over the United States including:
Valdosta, GA - Atlanta, GA - New York City, NY - Arlington, VA - Charleston, SC - Doerun, GA - Tallahassee, FL - Birmingham, AL - Saint Simons Island, GA - Macon, GA - Knoxville, TN - American Fork, UT - Birmingham, AL - Timonium, MD - Brunswick, GA - Rock Hill, SC - Seaside, FL - Augusta, GA - Flowery Branch, GA - Sea Island, GA - Greenville, SC - Mobile, AL - Hahira, GA - Madison, GA - Charlotte, NC - Washington D.C. - Martinsville, IN - Lake Oconee, GA - Dallas, TX - Auburn, AL - Marietta, GA - Lake Martin, AL - Portland, ME - Moultrie, GA - Phoenix, AZ - McDonough, GA - Ponte Vedra, FL - Eatonton, GA - Charleston, SC - Cartersville, GA - Naylor, GA