Meg Matson is a full time professional 2-d artist working in oil, pastel, acrylic, and mixed media. Her creative process has so much energy-it is transformed into her paintings. The large canvases she creates show strength and vitality with an enthusiastic spirit.
She has shown in m-any local and national exhibits and is represented by Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves and was involved many years as a co-owner of Gateway Gallery in Clayton, Missouri. Her work is held in several private and public collections including museum collections in New Zealand, Mexico City, and Sergine, France. She represented Missouri artists with a piece that hung in the Senate building in Washington, D.C.
Besides time in the studio she enjoys traveling to Plein Air events and competitions and being able to socialize with other artists from around the country and learning about art activities in their regions. Motivating new artists by presenting demos and workshops has also become a focus of hers.
We had such a good time at Art-ini Night! Annie Smith Piffel lead us through the process of making a handmade book. We began with using dyes to make the front cover. The pages were made with the deckled edges. Then we sewed the book together. It was so neat to come out of class with a finished book. When I told Annie I wanted to make more so I could give them as presents at Christmas, she said we would schedule another one before Christmas. I can't wait. Stay tuned for a date for the next bookmaking
Batiks are made by putting wax on silk or different fabrics, letting only the area of one color not waxed to accept the dye. The wax is then removed and another area with a different color is left for the next waxing. This goes on until the whole fabric is dyed different colors. It is a very long process but it is a labor of love for Julie Dubrouillet.
The Artists Dilemma ……create art that inspires and excites me as well as appealing to the viewer.
The solution that has worked for me and the client- is consulting with them and working from an image that has special meaning to them.
I have batiked an image of an oceanfront scene with multi- level buildings taken in Europe on their honeymoon.
Studio pictures of a dancer and choreographer who is from the Ivory Coast in Africa and friend.
A portrait of a Mother with her 2 year old child sitting in her lap.
A flower shop I visited in France and was personalized with family names.
Batik is a special and unusual art form that I love. Think about what is important and meaningful to you and let’s create a special picture for you.
Vic Mastis Owner of Green Door art gallery.