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Artist Name

Meredith Howse

Born: 1970

Hometown: Brisbane

Based in: Queensland, Australia

Award winning Australian artist Meredith Howse was born in NT, Australia. Living in many NSW country towns in her youth, Meredith went on to graduate from UTS in 1991.
A love of world travel and art of all cultures has influenced her art to this day.
Meredith resides Queensland, working from her Brisbane studio, using professional artist quality oil paint or acrylic paint on canvas. Specialising in landscapes and abstract artworks.

In 2016 Meredith set out to follow the Brisbane River from its beginnings at Mt Stanley to the end at Moreton Bay, the result was a successful exhibition of 30 paintings.
In 2018, Meredith's 'Sublime Landscapes', 80 artworks exhibited at the Lockyer Valley Regional Gallery, Queensland.
"Inspired by the beauty of landscapes, I try to give artworks a dramatic feel, drawing the viewer into the painting. I want you to feel you are within the painting and feel the cool depths, the power charge of a incoming storm, the warmth of the sun, or the salt in the ocean air”

In 2019 Meredith completed a series of abstract paintings inspired by her childhood fascination with the colour of Australian Opals. It was during this time; Meredith coined the words 'Australian Freestyle' to describe her painting style. Large, free flowing brushstrokes on large canvas, full of movement and feeling.

2020 the year of Covid 19 pandemic, Meredith continued to paint in lockdown surrounded by family. This led to a period of retreat. Motivating factors changed, more old memories returned. A grateful appreciation of all the small pleasures in life, was so much more powerful and meaningful. It evolved into a new series of abstract landscapes called The Colours of Texas series inspired by the rich colours of landscape around north-west NSW and south-west Queensland. Artworks of which featured on The Block TV series 2021.

Meredith is an Established featured Seller on Bluethumb, a top 30 best seller in 2020 and finalist in the Art Lovers Australia Art Prize 2021/22.
As co-creator/curator of the annual Tower Art Show, at Marist College, Ashgrove. Meredith inspired and encouraged established and emerging artists to exhibit art within the Brisbane community from 2016 to 2021.
A finalist in the Doyles Art Prize, Clayton Utz Art Prize, and 1st prize winner for seascpe at Queensland Royal Agricultural Society exhibition in 2023.
Meredith has participated in 100+ group exhibitions, she continues exhibit and inspire others with a love of art.

 



Meredith Howse In The Studio

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More About Meredith Howse

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Nature, ocean, beaches, cliffs, sunny days, stormy weather, my family, travel, the energy and freedom of children, rivers, lakes, sky, abstract art, landscape artists.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Inspired by a place, a thought, or world art. My process starts with a brush drawing straight on to canvas. My art mediums are acrylic or oil paint on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Using high grade professional artist quality pigments, layers of paint come to life. The artwork is then sealed with UV and dust resistant protectant. You can always be sure of the highest quality product and safest packaging when purchasing Meredith Howse Art.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Impressionist, abstract, minimalist

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

John Wilson, Arthur Streeton, Beverley Tainton, Vincent VanGogh, Pissarro, Monet, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Early Chinese landscape art, Katsushika Hokusai, Contemporary Scottish landscape artists

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

cohesive palette of colours and a wide variety of brushes in all shapes and sizes.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Sign the front of my artwork.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I go to new towns and countries I haven't been before, every thing looks better and more exciting on first sight. When I feel I am running low on inspiration I turn to the ocean or the countryside to reconnect with mother earth.


Collections Featuring Meredith Howse

1 Collection

Landscape Art

Landscape Art

25 Artists, 30 Products

Last updated: March 20, 2023


Credentials

Education

Bien Art

Australia, 2015

Brisbane Institute of Art

Australia, 2014

UTS

Australia, 1991

Awards

1st prize Marine/Seascapes Royal Brisbane Show

2023

Finalist The Doyles

2022

Finalist Art Lovers Australia Art Prize

2022

Clayton Utz Art Award

2022

Finalist Milburn Art Award

2022

Great Lakes Art Open Exhibition 1st prize

2018

Landscape award The Doyles - 3rd

2018

Category Winner Aspects Art Show Acquisitive Award

2018

Aspect Art Show 1st prize Landscape division

2018

Winner Oil/Acrylic section

2017

Winner Town and Country Exhibition

2016

Finalist Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

2016

Exhibitions

Brisbane Institute of Art Members Exhibition

Australia, 2023

Last Seen

Australia, 2023

'Splash' Petrie terrace Gallery

Australia, 2023

Art Lovers Australia Collectors Exhibition

Australia, 2023

Doyles Art Award

Australia, 2022

Inverell Art Prize exhibition

Australia, 2022

Aspects Goondiwindi

Australia, 2022

Clayton Utz art award.

Australia, 2022

The Tower Art Show

Australia, 2022

Rotary Art Prize

Australia, 2021

Sublime landscape Solo exhibition

Australia, 2018

Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne

Australia, 2018

Brisbane River

Australia, 2016