Meredith Niles

May 17, 2017

Meredith Niles is well known for her still life paintings and landscapes. After an illustrious art career at art galleries and museums in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and New York City, Meredith moved to Tahoe Donner full time in 2000 where she fulfills her passion for painting inspired by her surroundings.

Meredith describes her work:

“My intention in the paintings is to create a sense of calm, ironically using the boldest colors and shapes. I want the viewer to remove themselves from their hectic lives and momentarily contemplate the quiet tradition of the still life in the context of architecturally bold environments. I first combined silver service pieces and pinecones eliciting thoughts of one combining city life with one’s weekends at play in the woods. I then became intrigued with the beauty of fruit and their reflections as the light comes through the window of my home. After living in Tahoe, of course the amazing lake and landscapes directed my attention outdoors. I find myself constantly looking at our paradise, almost framing a painting in my mind. But, no matter what series I am working on, I still love drawing portraits and the human figure. “

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