• Please note if you click any of the links in the top bar above my mixed lollies banner you will be viewing designs from other artists, not just mine. Please click the links below instead and make sure the design is by Make Merriness before purchasing. Thank you for your support. **


Merrin Dorothy is a cheerful, vibrant mother and general store owner from Gippsland, Victoria, Australia who creates inspired and playful watercolour illustrations for young and old. Her creations share her love of puns, whimsy, animals and nature, bringing joy with a riot of colour and a dash of cheekiness. Each of her designs is sketched out and painted by hand. When she is not covered in paint, you can find her making lolly bags at the Yinnar General Store, which prides itself on supporting local artists and makers.

Merrin draws inspiration from the magical stories of her childhood whilst growing up on a sheep farm in central Gippsland. Her work often focuses on flora, fauna, comfort food, nostalgia, the mysterious natural world and dreamlike imagery. The daughter of two English teachers, Merrin frequently employs amusing word-play in her illustrations. She now lives in the small rural town of Yinnar with her husband Matt, her son Milo, two miniature sausage dogs Schnitzel and Chipolata and a black and white cat named Slinky.

Merrin is always working on new designs, follow her on social media and if you spot a particular design you like comment or message her to let her know you would like to see it on Red Bubble. She also has a large range of designs, greeting cards and prints not listed on Red Bubble, these are available to order directly through Merrin, contact her via her website or on social media.
Merrin would love to hear from any retailers who are interested in stocking her designs.

Merrin would love to hear from you and see photos of where her designs end up! You can contact her through her website or tag her on social media. Thank you for your support and for spreading the word about makemerriness!

  • Age: 30
  • Joined: October 2016
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait