Meredith McCarthy NZ Artist
I am a New Zealand Artist and I enjoy the beauty of nature and the colors and light that different spaces capture. I also enjoy running creative retreats for people who would like to tap into their creative selves.
I also loved creating things when I was started sewing from the age of four, I was busting to create the beautiful dresses that I saw in the old movies. When it came to school I would hang out in the art room or pottery shed, that has always been a comfort to me to expresses and create through any medium. Studying art history open my mind to the world of possibility's.
When I was about seven years old I remember my grandmother taking me to the Auckland art gallery in the holidays and I would be mesmerised by all the incredible art. It only feed my hunger to continue my interest in this area.
When I was sixteen my parents payed for me to do a two week fabric dying workshop, this is where got to pick up valuable skills, play and create using every style of printing and working with cotton and silk. I know this two week experience was a big influence in how I run my creative retreats. We did daily meditations and group exercises that help us to tap into our own creative power and that was so powerful for me this was the first moment that I realised that others no matter how old they were had confidence issues I wasn't the only one! In a wonderful way this was the first time I felt normal .
I had my first solo exhibition in 1995, then got married and had two children, I kept up with my love of creating things from scratch and had the opportunity to create displays for Hanna Anderson's a Jewellery store for over seven years. Every two months I would create art installations to help bring customers into the shop. I really enjoyed the impermanence of it.
I am a member of the New Zealand fine arts academy and show some of my paintings there.
I have continued painting over the years and have a number of my paintings displayed at my Wellington clinic. So if you wish to come and see some of the paintings please feel free to have a look around.
24 Johnston Street,
If you would like to buy an original paining please note that shipping costs may very due to the size and the weight of the painting. Prints are also available on request.
If you are interested in buying a painting or a print please email me and I will get in touch with you regarding the price.