Local artist brings together art, poetry and love of Block Island

Ted Merritt believes in human possibility. And every page of his new book, “My Art, My Love and Block Island” attests to that outlook.
Indeed, the slim volume that looks much like an artist’s workbook teems with reproductions of Merritt’s paintings, which themselves reflect his deep love of the sea and of the island. These are punctuated by a number of poems and philosophical reflections, which illustrate the ways in which individual perspective and choice invest human actions.
On opening the book, the first painting encountered is “Fish Aboard” in which the artist

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