This is a time of great change for me. My son will graduate from high school on June 8th and be off on a great college adventure shortly thereafter.
It signals not just a change for him though. It presents a new and exciting future for me. I’ve been a full time mama and a part time artist for many years. My life is in a great transition now and I want to make the most of it.
It’s time for me to sit back and ask the question “what now”? All the things that have come to represent my daily life will shift and I will need to shift along with them. So, after much soul searching and introspection, I have realized that I have something more to say with my art. While I will always enjoy painting the sweet simple faces of your beloved pets and have no intention of slowing that right now, I feel a need to tell a certain story that digs a little deeper. The story of those who are persecuted and vulnerable. Those whose thoughts and feelings are silenced due to situations beyond their control. I want my art to tell their story. I want to connect the viewer to those who are sometimes unseen and translate their unspoken emotion. I seek to represent those casualties of fate who are unable or unwilling to communicate through spoken language on their own.
And so I have begun to archive my non-pet artwork at http://www.MeredithLondonArt.com. I intend to use my own newfound circumstance to really grow as an artist and express my own untold feelings through the subjects of my artwork.
If you are interested in following the progress of my new venture, please like my profile on Instagram: Meredith London Art. I intend to incorporate my pet portraiture work there for now and see how that goes.
Thank you for supporting your local arts community and for your continued interest in my work. (Also, thank you to Ross for allowing me to use this photo of us before getting his advanced consent).