Ted Merritt paints methods of escapism with new book

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‘Escape of a Block Island Artist’ offers philosophical thoughts on life, escaping from it

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For artist and author Ted Merritt, escaping the pressures of daily life on Block Island, Rhode Island, begins with a paintbrush and a canvas. His new book, “Escape of a Block Island Artist: An Autobiographical Introspection” (published by AuthorHouse), reflects on the idea of escapism and how art and island life have influenced Merritt’s philosophies.

Organized into three sections, “Escape of a Block Island Artist” details Merritt’s escapism methods. The first part is dedicated to escaping the pressures of the workday while the second part discusses music’s ability to offer an escape route for listeners.

In the third part, Merritt analyzes Block Island as a home and a tourist escape destination and how it impacts him artistically. Merritt incorporates the island’s history, traditions and identity as a tourist destination with his philosophical musings on art and life.

Merritt also includes original paintings that render escapism themes. He hopes his writings and art will encourage self-reflection in readers.

Escape of a Block Island Artist
By Ted Merritt
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781496918505
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781496918482
E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781496918499
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ted Merritt was born in 1936. A graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Bridgeport and Teachers College at Columbia University, he served in the U.S. Navy as an engineer officer. Over his 30-year career, he has taught English at the elementary and high school levels and was later a superintendent of schools. He also served as a Connecticut state vocational rehabilitation counselor and was a director of architectural research for six years.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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