David Merritt

Background Painter

David Merritt is currently a Background Painter for Hasbro working on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Born and raised in the LA area, he is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and California State University Long Beach. His Clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, and Favilli Studios. In his spare time he likes to hike and paint outdoors.

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Master classes:


Instructor David is an incredible painter. I was always impressed with his video feedback. Just seeing how quickly he can paint over assignments in 7-15mins to show how to make the improvements is eye opening, very effective. A great eye for details.  

Christopher C., Student

David was great! It was an absolutely fantastic class   

Andrew C., Student

Meet your Instructor

David Merritt

Background Painter

David Merritt is currently a Background Painter for Hasbro working on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Born and raised in the LA area, he is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and California State University Long Beach. His Clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, and Favilli Studios. In his spare time he likes to hike and paint outdoors.

Master classes:


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  • 1.jpg
  • temple-davidpost_1000_1000.png
  • 2.jpg
  • 5.jpg

Meet your Instructor

Instructor David is an incredible painter. I was always impressed with his video feedback. Just seeing how quickly he can paint over assignments in 7-15mins to show how to make the improvements is eye opening, very effective. A great eye for details.  

Christopher C., Student

David was great! It was an absolutely fantastic class   

Andrew C., Student

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