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Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Meredith and I sell my artwork through the wonderful platform that Etsy offers!

My inspiration comes from an obsession with old fashioned, hand painted illustration and a love of narrative artwork. As a child, my mother would read books to me for hours like 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'Little Britches' while I painted or drew. This instilled in me a deep emotional connection between story and artwork. Many of my pieces are portrait-like works of animals. I love to paint something which really focuses on the beauty of the individual; the character in their eyes or posture communicates something emotional to the viewer. I see my animal portraits as something similar to a character mock up for an illustrated book. You, as the viewer, make up the story.

I currently work from my home on the North Shore of…

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  • Joined September 22, 2011

Favorite materials

Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Graphite

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MeredithTalianArt
Portraits and Original Watercolor Prints

About

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop. My name is Meredith and I sell my artwork through the wonderful platform that Etsy offers!

My inspiration comes from an obsession with old fashioned, hand painted illustration and a love of narrative artwork. As a child, my mother would read books to me for hours like 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'Little Britches' while I painted or drew. This instilled in me a deep emotional connection between story and artwork. Many of my pieces are portrait-like works of animals. I love to paint something which really focuses on the beauty of the individual; the character in their eyes or posture communicates something emotional to the viewer. I see my animal portraits as something similar to a character mock up for an illustrated book. You, as the viewer, make up the story.

I currently work from my home on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. My husband's job requires we move every couple of years, so building my mobile business is very important to me. Although it is a bit of a challenge to move the whole house that often, new places and people are fascinating and inspire different aspects of my work. Right now, I'm cultivating a love of painting small, watercolor land and seascapes, which surround me here on this little Pacific island. Discovering new subjects to paint is wonderful for an artist and I'm thankful to have the opportunity to try brand new things often!

You, the buyer, are the reason I am here! I love to make connections with my buyers and hear where they are placing my paintings in their homes. Many go in nurseries or libraries or offices. It delights me that people of all ages find something they connect with in my pieces because that's the reason I make them. The hope that someone like you will see something familiar and heartwarming in a piece is the ultimate driving force behind each painting.
Mahalo!

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