As a mixed media artist, I am fascinated by
working with a variety of materials and their properties. I love to
learn and understanding the physical properties of each material I work with
presents a challenge when mixing them together. Combining materials gives me
the opportunity to push the limits of each material I work with. This
intrigues me and informs my work in unpredictable ways.
a passion for creating things, being inspired and mentoring others. To
mentor others, I teach. It's thrilling to see the light bulb go on in
another person's head. I gain a lot by watching others learning new
things. I often honor others that have inspired me when I'm teaching
in my people pieces. In this way my teaching is also a medium I work with.
Working with different
materials provides an avenue for me to play with every element of design to
concepts of what goes with what and how so that the world is never a
constant; never the same as it was a minute ago. I like that new
way of seeing. It's both surprising, delightful and world expanding.
I'm always saying that to be good, life needs to be in
balance with respect and so should be a little bit about me, a little bit
about you, have some fun, some laughter, some love and some hardship spiced
with lots of surprises. This core belief drives me to create some very
intimate work that in many ways is designed to honor others, particularly
the women that went before me. I'm humbled thinking about what a different
world it is today for women.
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My Turn by Melinda Terry, a
retired teacher and student of Meredith's
A talented artist/teacher shouldn’t write her own
bio; she can’t tell you how good she is without sounding arrogant – which is
not what Meredith is about. I think I know
something about good art and good teaching, which is why I’m having my say:
Good teachers know about – and are
passionate about - their subject matter. Such people are obsessively
curious learners. She's worked in so many mediums - all the artistic
expressions you keep hearing about, which means your lessons cover what you
want to explore. Her fits of enthusiasm require constant monitoring. Be
wary of her gleeful celebrations of student growth and work.
Organizational skills (rare among
artists) ensure you’re going to learn skills and processes in a logical
manner. Meredith (Thank heavens!) makes sure ALL the important
considerations are mentioned, including the dire warnings and
the happy accidents that helped her grow. I like her handouts. When I get
home, all the info she covered in class is right there – a great reference.
(So don't worry about "information overload.")
That part about living "a little off
center in Shoreline"? Yeah. It’s true. Having a marvelous, unique
quirky sense of humor enlivens the class. She’s just
Finally, master teachers truly touch
your future. They inspire; they recognize your efforts; they care.
YOU GROW!!! Best of all, you take away confidence in future
possibilities, energized and invigorated.