About the Artist

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Hi, I’m Meredith

I am an artist deeply inspired by fantasy and fairy tales. Like many artists I have been drawing ever since childhood and loved drawing fairies, mythical creatures and woodland animals. All those things continue to inspire me. My Inspirations grew to include everything from art history, to the petals and leaves of plants on forest floor.

During my art schooling I explored the school library where I dove into books on the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, and turn of the century illustrations. I had the chance to study in Japan and spent my spare time drawing manga inspired comics.

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I create my color artworks with watercolors, inks and acrylics. I make each painting in stages, starting with pencil and ink drawings followed by many transparent layers of watercolor. Recently I have rediscovered my love of pen and ink drawings to in an effort to distill the essence of my style. It was exciting to final realize that common thread in art I loved was the line.

I now live in Wisconsin (transplanted from Minnesota) with my husband and two cats.

Studio Cats:
A very important part of my studio are my furry helpers. They try to keep me on task and enforce breaks.

 Freya - Manager and print quality check. She makes sure the artist is spending enough time in the studio and that any paper left out doesn’t fly away.

Freya - Manager and print quality check. She makes sure the artist is spending enough time in the studio and that any paper left out doesn’t fly away.

 Howl - Resident plushie herder and box inspector. He ensures all plushies are taken for walks (and sometimes watered) and enforces play breaks.

Howl - Resident plushie herder and box inspector. He ensures all plushies are taken for walks (and sometimes watered) and enforces play breaks.


Publications

Meredith has written and illustrated the watercolor fantasy instructional books Fantasy Fashion Art Studio and Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy.

Foxfire: The Kitsune Oracle - 2018
Coloring Heaven: Fairies and Friends Special - 2018
Fanciful Fairy Fashion Coloring Book - 2018
Foxes and Fairies Coloring Book -2017
Watercolor Fairy Art – 2014
Fantasy Fashion Art Studio – 2013
Vampire Art Now – 2011
Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy – 2009
Art Scene International feature – 2008
In Light Times – 2007
How to Draw and Paint Fairies by Linda Ravenscroft – 2005
500 Fairy Motifs – 2005
Watercolor Fairies – 2004


Shows:

2016 Dec 9 – Jan 29  – Moon Prism Power – The Galallery, San Francisco CA
2016 Oct 8 – Dec 5 – 78 Tarot Carnival Group Show – Eight and Sand Gallery, Seattle WA
2015 Tarot Group Show – Eight and Sand Gallery, Seattle Washington
2010 Foot in the Door 4 – Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN
2007/2008 Winterfest (Solo show) – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2007 Sacred Harvest – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2006 Entrance to Faerie – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2002 BFA show: Illustrations for Goblin Market
2001 Minnesota State University Moorhead Student show