Clovis artist exhibited at ENMU Golden Library

Courtesy photo: Kasey Robinson Painter Andrew Jonathan Merritt spends time with dogs in his studio at Underground Embassy in Clovis. Several of his works are on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery.

The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said the man who created the works.

Andrew Jonathan Merritt of Clovis, who says he’s not an artist but is aspiring to live up to the title, has about a dozen pieces on display now through Feb. 22 at the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. They are recent works that haven’t been exhibited before, he said.

“In those particular ones, I think each one is a little bit different, but a common thread is overcoming obstacles, fighting for what you believe in, staying strong in the face of adversity, and then love is one that’s kind of clich