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Phyllis Meyer • Acrylic/Watercolor
 
 

Artist Statement

Phyllis MeyerAlthough my formal education was not in art, I’ve had a lifelong interest in art, art history and through my mother who was a well-known California artist. I began my art career in 1994 after I retired from the California State University Chancellor’s Office. Since then I have taken many watercolor and acrylic classes and workshops.

My work ranges from abstract to impressionistic with an emphasis on intense color, abstract shapes and the use of calligraphic line. I paint intuitively rather than planning every detail. I work in a wide variety of aqueous media. Sometimes I paint birds (often crows) in various settings and activities. Other times I enjoy painting nonrepresentational abstracts, recently completing a series of talismans and starting a new series of entirely interrelated shapes and popping colors. Whichever subject (or non), I hope the viewers respond to my spontaneity, humor and joy in applying paint to paper. Each painting is a new adventure and a new experience in problem solving.

Phyllis Meyer resuméMy paintings are included in permanent corporate collections (City of Beaverton, Don Morrisette Headquarters, Daniel Smith Collection, Pacific University) as well as many private collections. I am represented at Currents Gallery in McMinnville and the Village Gallery of Arts in Portland.

I have exhibited in numerous juried, group and solo shows locally, regionally and nationally winning numerous awards. Memberships include the Watercolor Society of Oregon (1996 to present, Signature Member), the Northwest Watercolor Society (1996 to present, Signature Member), Village Gallery of Arts (1993 to present), the Beaverton Arts Commission (1996 to present) and the National Watercolor Society (2005 to present, Signature Member), where I most recently earned the WSO Diamond Award.

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BIRDS Title Image
  • BIRDS Title Image
  • Ascension
    Title: Ascension, acrylic/mixed, 9x13 (16x20 framed). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Ascension 2
    Title: Ascension 2, acrylic, 8x8 (12x12 framed). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Still Life with Bird
    Title: Still Life with Bird, acrylic, 14x20 (22x28 framed). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Under the Big Top
    Title: Under the Big Top, watercolor, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted $400. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Shipshape
    Title: Shipshape, watercolor, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Under the Big Top: Acrobats
    Title: Under the Big Top: Acrobats, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed), matted $400. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Title: Lost in the Moment, watercolor, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Enso Bird 1
    Title: Enso Bird 1, ink and acrylic collage, 9x12 on paper (16x20 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Enso Bird 2
    Title: Enso Bird 2, ink and acrylic collage, 9x12 on paper (16x208 framed, matted). *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Under the Big Top: Juggler
    Title: Under the Big Top: Juggler, watercolor, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed), matted $400. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • I Love A Parade
    Title: I Love A Parade, acrylic and collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Temptation 7
    Title: Temptation 7, watercolor, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.

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  • Aerial Perspective
    Title: Aerial Perspective, acrylic, 11x14 on canvas. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Affordable Housing
    Title: Affordable Housing, acrylic, 10x10 on wood. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Enso Revisited
    Title: Enso Revisited, acrylic/collage, 9x13 on paper (16x20 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Kimono 7
    Title: Kimono 7, acrylic/mixed, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Not a Bowl of Cherries
    Title: Not a Bowl of Cherries, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Sunrise
    Title: Sunrise, acrylic/collage, 11x14 on canvas (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Talisman 3
    Title: Talisman 3, acrylic/mixed, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Three Sisters
    Title: Three Sisters, acrylic/collage, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Whirligig
    Title: Whirligig, acrylic, 10x10 on wood. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Monument
    Title: Monument, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Construct
    Title: Construct, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Construct 2
    Title: Construct 2, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Construct 3
    Title: Construct 3, acrylic, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Cave Pearls Revisited
    Title: Cave Pearls Revisited, mixed media 24x24 on canvas. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Song of My Heart
    Title: Song of My Heart, acrylic and collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • In Between
    Title: In Between, acrylic/collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Counterpoint
    Title: Counterpoint, acrylic collage, 15x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Talisman IV
    Title: Talisman IV, acrylic collage, 10x12 (16x20 framed) $250. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Containment
    Title: Containment, acrylic on wood, 24x24, $500. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Title: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, acrylic collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted $400. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Cantilever 2
    Title: Cantilever 2, acrylic and mixed, 9x11 (16x20 framed), matted $200. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.

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    • El Capitan
      Title: El Capitan, mixed-acrylic collage, 12x18 (22x28 framed), matted $400. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
    • Acceleration
      Title: Acceleration, acrylic, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.

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