About the Artist
Meredith Piper is a contemporary artist originally from Louisiana, now residing in Greenville, SC. She received a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. After college, Meredith managed and taught painting classes at an art studio in Shreveport, and was an art instructor in the public school system for grades K-12. For the last three years she has worked out of her gallery and studio in downtown Greenville along the Reedy River, two doors down from her husband's studio. When Meredith isn't adventuring with her husband and two dogs, she can be found painting live at events. Her work is comprised of mixed media paintings on wooden panels, as well as woven textile pieces encased in wood. Meredith’s work is distinguished by texture and hight contrast, as well as the over emphasizing of understated details.
Being made from dirt, I can't help but be drawn to the great outdoors for inspiration. My work explores the beauty of nature that is all around us: light, colors, textures, and patterns.
Whether in the form of landscape, flora, or the human figure, I explore these subjects by slightly abstracting them with oils, acrylics, and pastels on wooden panel and paper. My handwoven textile pieces represent fractured light, patterns in natural stones and elements of the earth, as well as landscapes and cloudscapes.
When dealing with naturally awe-inspiring subject matter, the struggle is to find new ways to reinvent, while not losing its beauty. In my work, I strive to overcome this struggle by using different mediums from paint to wool and interesting color combinations to draw attention to overlooked focal points.
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