Olga Merrill lived and worked in Russia until March of 2013 when she came to Maine, USA and her life changed.
At the end of 2015 her life changed even more – she got a gift – a photo camera and her view of the world became different through lenses. She remembered how and what she felt when she, for the first time, saw abstract and abstract-impressionist photography and she fell in love. She likes to create painterly, mysterious, intriguing artworks that bring imagination. Her dreams and her feelings are in her works. Abstract photography with endless creativity and experiences using different techniques and tools became a passion for her, and she is happy that she found the way to express herself through this style. About her Harbor Series: Olga loves to travel and dream about sailing from place to place. Views of the ocean give her fairytale visions where boats are playing a major role. The coast of Maine with a long maritime tradition and many different types of the harbors brought her vision to this abstract series. This series was done by attending sailing events and enjoying time in Maine’s harbors during 2017-2018.