Meredith Kane Shimp

 

I’m proud to say I’vmeredith5_ppe been a member of the Arts Mill since its inception in 2011.  This is a special place to me; not just a building where my studio happens to be.  The energy I feel here.. and the inspiration I get from working next to not just creative artists but wonderful people… they keep pushing me forward.

My first love is literature.  When strung together properly, words can conjure emotions, alter perspectives, even drive change.  My second love:  painting.  I’m by no means a fine artist, but I enjoy making whimsical pieces that hopefully capture slice-of-life moments.  Often times I’ll be halfway through a painting when a phrase or song lyric snippet pops into my head — and that drives the work to completion.

 

meredithshimp@gmail.com

night cap, acrylic on canvas

night cap, acrylic on canvas

treat yourself, acrylic on canvas

treat yourself, acrylic on canvas

wine cork message boards on palette wood

wine cork message boards on palette wood

modigliani meets mumford, mixed media on canvas

modigliani meets mumford, mixed media on canvas

thank you series, acrylic on canvas

thank you series, acrylic on canvas

vintage record bowls

vintage record bowls

 

Since I was young I’ve been drawn to the arts… doodling, painting, writing, playing with clay & glass… these are the pastimes I love.

up cycled paper and canvas wine bags

up cycled paper and canvas wine bags

beautiful handmade cards by Tina Long

beautiful handmade cards (by my sister) Tina Long


Junk Rethunk” is the unofficial name I’ve given my studio, which first began in 2003 after I sold my first refurbished wood tray with found objects, acrylic paint and resin.  Since then my refurbished pieces have expanded to include bottles, wine corks, bottle caps, vintage pieces, salvaged wood and frames.  

I’ve been teaching children’s art classes at North Shore Academy of the Arts (NSAA) for several years now, and thoroughly enjoy the infectious, unbridled energy and creativity that kids have.  

into the woods, acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

into the woods, acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

glinda acrylic + pencil on canvas (SOLD)

birches acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

modigliani girl #2 acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

all work no play acrylic + sharpie on canvas (SOLD)

a long nap acrylic on canvas

a long nap acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

mumford II, acrylic + marker on canvas

mumford II, acrylic + marker on canvas (SOLD)

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magnets

"cake man" acrylic + sharpie on canvas

cake man acrylic + sharpie on canvas (SOLD)

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fused glass earrings + pendants

No Place Like Home

no place like home, acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

be loyal, acrylic on canvas

be loyal, acrylic on canvas (SOLD)