Alexander McNutt was born and raised near Denver, Colorado. One of the biggest influences in his life was his grandfather, Clayton Merwin. As a child, Alexander would spend his summers traveling across the country with his grandparents and those journeys are some of his most treasured memories. After graduating high school Alexander spent some time in the Navy before winding up at Flagler College to obtain his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During the summer of 2013, before going into his final year at Flagler, Alexander’s grandfather passed away. This was a tremendously difficult loss for him to deal with, and these paintings are his tribute to his beloved grandfather. Alexander hopes that they are able to capture some of the love and joy that filled Mr. Merwin’s life, which he shared so generously with whomever he met.