Judd Mercer is a watercolor painter based in Denver, Colorado. After attending art school for industrial design, Judd pursued a career in digital design and user experience and is co-owner of Elevated Third, a Denver-based digital agency.  

After committing to writing and illustrating a full-length fantasy novel in his spare time, Judd began watercolor painting around 2014, studying with teachers such as Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic and Herman Pekel.

After finishing the book, All That Will Burn, in 2017, Judd's love for painting continues. He now spends his free time in his studio and plein air painting around Colorado, often with friend, fellow painter, and teacher, Dan Marshall