“Olga Merrill’s photographs, ranging from her native Russia to southern Maine are both visually and intellectually stimulating. My spirits are lifted every morning when I revisit her work in my collection.” – Bruce Brown, curator and private collector, Maine, USA
Olga’s work captures the ephemeral threshold of the physical and spiritual world. Through her use of color, structure, and composition, she invites us to be fully engaged and mindful participants of the natural world.” – N. Bailey, Portland, Maine
“Olga Merrill is an excellent teacher. She explains in detail how she is able to create her magical images. After the session she follows up with written instructions, which is so helpful” – Kye Marshall, Toronto, Canada. Kye is a professional cellist, composer of classical and jazz music. Kye is a photographer as well.
“The moment I saw Olga’s photograph of Moscow it made my heart so full remembering the wonderful time I had there with my daughter-in-laws family. It was the first print I have ever purchased and it is even more special as I met Olga and felt a special bond.” – Sandra Morris, Maine, USA
“We especially like Olga’s photographic style of combining our portrait with an image from nature. The result was a very unique, artistic image! It’s absolutely stunning! We love our portraits! Thank you, Olga!” – Charlie & Nadya, Saco, Maine, USA.
“I found Olga’s work while looking for ICM photography. When copies of Olga’s “Urban Spirits” and “Mystic Seas” books arrived, I was impressed with “Urban Spirits”, but -WOW- totally blown away by “Mystic Seas” and its Turneresque appeal. Excellent work, Olga” W. Watson, UK
“Olga Merrill has great enthusiasm, a wealth of creative energy, and is a truly generous spirit. I gained a great deal from her Impressionist Photography workshop. I am sure the tips and techniques she offered will help me be a more creative photographer. The additional exercises suggested for practice between sessions and following the final meeting was a great way to encourage participants to keep working with the various techniques. Her willingness to spend the time to share her considerable skills, expertise, and artistry are deeply appreciated.” Caroline – Durham, Maine
“I wanted to thank you for the course which set me off in directions I hadn’t previously thought of. You are an inspiration.” Paul, Brunswick, Maine