“My vision for the work is to convey the idea that nature is not observed simply from one particular location. Nor is it fixed in time but has an invisible and intangible aspect…”
Born and raised in New York City, Meredith received a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She was a figurative painter and worked as a freelance illustrator. After Lawrence Alloway made a studio visit to jury her work into the inaugural show at The Queens Museum, she devoted herself to painting full time. Her work has been exhibited in one-person and group shows at museums around the country.
“… being outside painting, in the moment, is so much more than making a painting of the scene observed. It is a record, an act of being a witness of all that is before you, capturing what occurs during that passage of time. The weather and light changing, the wind, and also the agitation from the mosquitoes buzzing about, the urgency to make a painting of the total experience.”
In 1988, Meredith moved to a small town in Colorado. This change in environment brought a change of theme as she faced the mountains instead of the rush of humanity on the streets. She started painting the landscape and also focused on the aspen tree that she considers the figure in the landscape. She has taught classes based on this body of work for The Smithsonian Institute through The Pinhead Institute and the AhHaa School for the Arts in Telluride, CO, and through an NEA grant in Montrose, CO. Meredith was an Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO in 2008, and received a grant from the Vermont Studio Center for a residency in April 2010.
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