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After graduating from crayons and walls, MerryJoy began working in watermedia early in her career. Many of her works were done as posters, commissioned by Denver-area businesses and executed on poster board. She soon fell in love with hot and cold pressed watercolour papers, creating a series of mystical works inspired by Puebloan mythology.

One series titled, “Hopi Song: A Spirit Gathering,” was a solo exhibition at the Foothills Art Centre, Golden, Colorado, in 1981 and traveled on to De Colores Art Gallery, and Central City Art Gallery. Most of that series was sold and this page showcases these works as well as other watermedia paintings from the last few decades.

Most of MerryJoy's art is multi-layered, with half-hidden creatures, spirits, or symbols blended into the main subject. This style was popularized later as much sought-after wearable art designs produced by EarthZone, Inc. and Arctic Heat, Inc. MerryJoy continues to create mysterious works with hidden creatures.





MerryJoy on cliff
The artist in a shaman hole on a remote redstone cliff

For inquiries contact Cameron & Associates. All content copyrighted by MaryJoy Martin, a.k.a. MerryJoy. Please obtain written permission or a contract from the artist or her representatives before using images.


Tears in the Wind by MerryJoy 1981
TEARS IN THE WIND by MerryJoy © 1981.

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TEARS IN THE WIND – detail of kachina mask


Last Hour by MerryJoy
THE LAST HOUR by MerryJoy © 1981.

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THE LAST HOUR– detail of kachina face


Hallowed Mountains
THE HALLOWED MOUNTAINS by MerryJoy © 1981.


Gift of Light by MerryJoy
GIFT OF LIGHT by MerryJoy © 1981. This is a triptych painting—the side panels are not shown.


Pakwabi by MerryJoy 1981
PAKWABI: FROG PLACE by MerryJoy © 1980.


Dancing Feet by MerryJoy
DANCING FEET UPON THE AIR by MerryJoy © 1981.



Wren Song by MerryJoy
WREN SONG by MerryJoy © 1980.


Koshari Shadow by MerryJoy
KOSHARI SHADOW by MerryJoy © 1981.


Mockingbird Song by MerryJoy
MOCKINGBIRD SONG by MerryJoy © 1980.


Speak with toad tongue by MerryJoy
KOSHARI SPEAK WITH TOAD TONGUE by MerryJoy © 1981.


Power and Secret by MerryJoy
THE POWER AND THE SECRET by MerryJoy © 1980.


Night Shadows by MerryJoy
NIGHT SHADOWS by MerryJoy © 1981.


Soyoko's Hour by MerryJoy
SOYOKO'S HOUR by MerryJoy © 1980.


Spirit of the Mesa by MerryJoy
SPIRIT OF THE MESA by MerryJoy © 1980.


Wind Chaser by MerryJoy
WIND CHASER by MerryJoy © 1981.


The Good Rain by MerryJoy
THE GOOD RAIN by MerryJoy © 1980.


The Visitor by MerryJoy
THE VISITOR by MerryJoy © 1980.



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The Blue Fox
THE BLUE FOX by MerryJoy © 1998.


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