Merlin’s paintings in acrylic and watercolor differ greatly in style and subject matter.  They include poetic representations of turn-of-the-century Cheyenne life and 1950s portrayals of the Cheyenne community at Fonda.

His works are known for the authentic stories they tell

and for titles often served with a touch of humor.


 His medicine paintings, based upon the Cheyenne ceremonies, are another important artistic outlet for him.  These brilliantly colored, expressionistic depictions of the spirit world reflect the artist’s growing understanding

and insights into the Great Mysteries of life.

Merlin little thunder

Paintings & Miniatures

Southern Cheyenne Artist

Medicine Paintings