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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, studying for five years with Chris Keylock Williams.

My work ranges from abstract to impressionistic, with an emphasis on intense color, abstract shapes and the use of calligraphic line. I work in watercolor, acrylic and mixed aqueous media. I am spontaneous and intuitive in my approach and am always open to new techniques, media and subject matter. For several years I painted a series of whimsical red birds doing a variety of human activities (e.g. bicycling, juggling, gardening, working out at the gym) which added to their humor. More recently I have enjoyed painting crows, appreciating their nerve, curiousity and intelligence. Some of this series have been avatars of human sins (Temptation, Avarice and Gluttony.) I hope viewers of my work find the paintings joyful and emotionally evocative.

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). I was juried into the 141st American Watercolor Society Show. In November I was featured in an Oregonian article and had an interview on OPB’s Art Beat.

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Lost In The Moment
  • Lost In The Moment
    Title: Lost in the Moment, watercolor, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Lost In The Moment 3
    Title: Lost in the Moment 3, watercolor, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • The Magician
    Title: The Magician, watercolor, 14x20 on paper (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Temptation
    Title: Temptation, acrylic, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Temptation IV
    Title: Temptation IV, watercolor, 15x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Modern Family 2
    Title: Modern Family 2, watercolor, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • King of The Penguins
    Title: King of the Penguins, mixed-media, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Crazy Love
    Title: Crazy Love, watercolor 20x14 on canvas (28x22 framed, matted). 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.
  • Juggler 2
    Title: Juggler 2, watercolor 20x14 on canvas (28x22 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Black, White and Red
    Title: Black, White and Red, mixed media, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Black, White And Turquoise
    Title: Black, White and Turquoise, mixed media, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Processional
    Title: Processional, acrylic, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Light On Her Feet
    Title: Light On Her Feet, acrylic collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed, matted). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Strutting Her Stuff
    Title: Strutting Her Stuff, acrylic collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed, matted). *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Swingtime
    Title: Swingtime, mixed media, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Cave Pearls Revisited
    Title: Cave Pearls Revisited, mixed media 24x24 on canvas. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • XYZ
    Title: XYZ, acrylic and collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Mountain Greenery
    Title: Mountain Greenery, acrylic and collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. 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. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Cave Pearls
    Title: Cave Pearls, mixed media 24x24 on canvas. Click image to contact artist about other work or commissioned work.
  • Cave Pearls 3
    Title: Cave Pearls 3, mixed media, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Counterbalance
    Title: Counterbalance, acrylic/collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. 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.
  • Space Between
    Title: Space Between, acrylic/collage 15x20 (22x28 framed), matted. Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Asian Moon
    Title: Asian Moon, acrylic/collage, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to contact artist about other work or commissioned work.
  • Dreams of Africa
    Title: Dreams of Africa, acrylic collage, 15x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • Cantilever
    Title: Cantilever, acrylic collage, 15x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* 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.
  • Half Dome
    Title: Half Dome, acrylic, 12x18 (22x28 framed), matted. 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.
  • Nautical
    Title: Nautical, acrylic, 14x20 (22x28 framed), matted. *SOLD* Click image to contact artist about other work or commissioned work.
  • The Beauty of Imperfection 3
    Title: The Beauty of Imperfection 3, acryli collage with ink, 9x11 unmatted (16x20 framed). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.
  • The Beauty of Imperfection 5
    Title: The Beauty of Imperfection 5, acryli collage with ink, 9x11 unmatted (16x20 framed). Click image to inquire with artist about this work.

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