Based out of Seattle WA, graffiti artist Merlot constantly pushes boundaries with her bold and colorful style. Painting since 2007, Merlot strikes a difficult balance between being a writer who loves to paint fun and loose while still paying homage to the traditional styles that have influenced her. To Merlot, graffiti is a way to be as creative as she wants since there are no rules to how it should look. Her background in graphic design – as well as a fascination with textures, patterns and fashion – have instilled a fearlessness in her experimentation with color choices and flow of letterforms. She also gains inspiration from her travels, as her work is heavily influenced by the exploration of new environments and ideas, and has painted in most major US cities, as well as Canada, the UK, and Israel. As an artist, Merlot plans to keep mastering her style, traveling and painting. She wants to be proud of her work, and serve as an inspiration to others.