Home / About About Brian Merry is a UK based painter, illustrator, textile designer, furniture maker, artist and actor. He has worked in the arts for over 20 years and has studied and later taught at both the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. His work strives to dispute and challenge received notions of what design, craft and art could and should be. Defying accepted notions of taste and beauty, he steeps his work in the unexpected, while still maintaining a respectful eye on the traditions and history of his craft. His inspiration is drawn from an array of sources: from a splash of spilled paint on the pavement, to a badly painted sketch of a fading pop star, to the markets and thrift stores of Camberwell and Brixton in South London where he lives and works. He sells his textile designs internationally to some of the worlds most prestigious companies including Donna Karan, Armani, Banana Republic and Calvin Klein. He also designs and prints his own range of T-shirts under the label Adamadamadam, and is continuously designing one-off objects for the home and the body that are at once beautiful and misshapen, elegant and jarring. Brian began acting in 2010 and has appeared in numerous contemporary and classical stage productions, short films and government information campaigns. He is able to apply the same rigorous and investigative approaches to his work in rehearsal room that he employs in his work in the art studio.