Pastel Reflections by Christine Mikesell-Bidwell
Meredith was educated in Europe where she was exposed to art ranging from Grecian antiquity to the contemporary avant-garde. She studied art, art history, and literature in Italy, France, Egypt, Russia, Germany, Norway, Poland and England. After returning to the U.S., she settled in the southwest where she continues to travel the region, paint, teach, serve art communities and explore connections between art, culture, and science.
Meredith was a recent award winner at our first AZ State Show in Sedona and many visitors to the show commented on her painting of desert scenes including her large textured painting of a cholla cactus. Meredith will be introducing some of those techniques in her September demo for our members. Meredith is currently a member of the Tucson Pastel Society and you can see more of her work at her website www.meredithmilstead.com