As a Registered Nurse, medical case manager and rehabilitation consultant, Mary Anne Meador helped patients heal from their wounds and live a better life each day. As an artist, Meador fills canvases with images of water, mountain landscapes, and gardens, capturing life’s moments of beauty in a painterly style. Meador enjoys transporting her art materials to the outdoors on site and painting scenes in the moment. Her energetic brush strokes depict layers of leaves trembling on the side of a mountain, highlight the pure color shouting on petals of sunflowers, and wash paint into swirling pools depicting a flowing stream. Meador’s current work is mainly created with mixed media and acrylic mediums and painted beside water and upon mountain overlooks. In her artist’s bio she writes that the “plein air” outdoor settings allow her to “capture the essence of the site while I paint.” That essence is the heart of Meador’s emotional impressionist paintings.
Now retired from the medical world, Meador returned to the Roanoke area after over twenty years living on the coast of North Carolina. A participant in International Association of Pastel Societies workshops while she lived in North Carolina, Mary Anne Meador studied with Bob Rhom, Maggie Price, and Alan Flatmann. Assisting in the establishment of the Coastal Pastel Society of North Carolina, she then coordinated events for the organization from New Bern to Calabash. She has participated in juried competitions, receiving recognition and awards for her work. Established in the Roanoke regional art world and selling her work in local galleries, Mary Anne Meador is part of “Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.” In this artists group Meador meets with other members, sharing insights, advice and an occasional workshop or show.
View her paintings on her website at www.maryannemeador.com and also at 2nd Helpings Gallery
and Black Dog Salvage Marketplace in Roanoke, Goose Creek Studio & Gallery in Bedford and
Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center in Clifton Forge.
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