There are many Amish communities surrounding Jamestown, NY which inspired Merrill Coffins’ paintings. His love of the Amish way of life is portrayed in the barns, children, and quilting scenes.
Robert W Plyer reviewed one of Mr. Coffin’s Amish painting with the following… “I particularly enjoyed … Amish brothers putting fish onto a stranger beside a rocky creek. The point of view is from quite far way so the brothers are seen very small, emphasizing their roles as part of a great, beautiful, natural universe.
Review: Robert W Plyer Review of Merrill Coffin’s Show at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery Invitation: October 5- November 2, 1990