Merino Art, ’tis indeed the name I have chosen. Why? Well first let’s address the “I” who is the “I” in the previous sentence. My name is Miguel Merino, I’m a visual Artist based in Houston, Texas. I was both born and raised in the Space City, found in the Lone Star state of Texas. In the years I’ve been in this great place, I have come across many things all, whether “good” or bad” helped in the molding character and the development of the trades I’ve found myself participating in. Some of those trades of which have been more notably recognized, are in the field of Visual Arts; for example, Photography, Videography, Realistic Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustrations, etc. Though in recent times I’ve also entered a craft that had thrives in my family’s name, that being carpentry, I remain in great passion for Visual Arts. I don’t see these two trade I’m in at all conflicting, in both I create, design, innovate, improvise, am inspired and inspire, in these two I serve people, and devote my being to, in hopes of making this gift of life, a worthwhile experience.
On to the name, well I had fairly decent run, previous to the initiation of this “restored’ business of mine. Around 2016-2017 I had commenced in a similar path, as around that same time I had gained some mastery on the camera, so I sought to similarly provide such service to friends and family. It was a very lowkey project and I had taken on the name “Make Art With Mike”, and in acronym form “MAWM”. I was all too fond of the ring it had, after all it was mostly a prototype forerunner to what I am doing now, exploring and testing way on how I’ll eventually arrive to what I have now. & here I am now. This Merino Art project began around 2018, but didn’t officially launch around late 2019, and began getting customers/clients all though then and 2020. We are now in 2021… time flies my friends.
So why Merino Art, well many of you will already know, that for one, Merino is indeed my last name; however, that was not merely the reason I chose name this little business of mine “Merino Art”. In part yes to form some sort of legacy to this last name, in honor of my family… but also in large part, referencing Merino Wool. Merino Wool, around the globe is regarded as some of the finest, or best quality fabric to be used for clothing items. This is due to the respective care and breeding that took place all the way back to the 12th century and on to the 18th. The origin of the name Merino is widely disputed, but doing quick google search you’d get results often associated with these fine-wool sheep. Having personally attained Merino-Wool clothing items, I can attest to it’s claim, and it is indeed fine and well crafted. All this to say that as Merino Wool is highly respected and regarded as some of the finest out there, I too hope to achieve and provide my services with similar finesse, for so it is my effort that my Merino Art will be as fine as Merino Wool.