Rex and Erica Merchant A Writer and an Artist

    Rex has  written for many years, producing novels and text books.  Many of his articles and short stories have been published in commercial publications. He has  written song lyrics, which have been recorded by a folk singer.  He set up a publishing imprint in 1997 to take control of his own work. His second fantasy novel - The Tomatoes of Time - won the Best Fiction category in the National  Awards run by the David Thomas Trust and the Writers News. Recognition for his writing  has been welcome but most of all he just loves to write! He and his wife live in Rutland, a gem of a county and  the smallest in England. 

 Erica is an accomplished artist. She specialises in British Wildlife paintings in Acrylics on canvas. Her work has been exhibited at the prestigious Rutland Water Bird Fair and at the Penthorpe Wildlife Park in Norfolk, where BBC Springwatch has been filmed. Her work is used on cards, book covers, business logos and other outlets.

Rex's most recent novel, 'The Haunting  ISBN 9781902474359' price 9.00,  is shown below. All his titles can be seen at   FICTION   or   NON FICTION BOOKS

The painting illustrated is a recent one by Erica. 'Swans over Rutland Water'  16" X 20" Acrylic on canvas.


Erica Merchant  - Wildlife Artist

 Erica's studio and gallery in Oakham, Rutland, is open to the general public a few times a year and by appointment at other times.


Contact us at Norman Cottage, 89 West Road, OAKHAM, Rutland. LE15 6LT. email at