If you came to my site to shop and find that section empty, fear not! It will return later this year. In the meantime, I am pressing pause.
Between part time work and homeschooling my young daughter full time, my days are getting quite full. My family has many nature adventures planned for the spring and summer, which will provide me with an abundance of reference material when I have the opportunity for more studio time.
The pandemic has played a significant role in reshaping my life — as it has for many. I am doing my best to go with the flow, though I often struggle with the choices and circumstances forced onto myself and so many people during these past years. Despite this struggle, I feel that I have been give a gift: more time with my child, watching her learn and grow. I am watching her fall in love with the natural world through our adventures and her curiosity. This is time I would not likely have taken if March 2020 had come and gone like any other month.
If you want to vicariously join me on our adventures this year, please follow me on Instagram (@Luce.Ends.Design). I will post photographs from our hikes, camping trips, and nature excursions — and art whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Original from the ground up
- I seek out my subjects in person for a closer look at what makes them unique.
- I gather photographs, sketches, and notes to inform my art.
In search of inspiration
- My nature journal cultivates my curiosity and wonder on regional hikes.
Original from the ground upI seek out my subjects in person for a closer look at what makes them unique.
ResearchI gather photographs, sketches, and notes to inform my art.
In search of inspirationMy nature journal cultivates my curiosity and wonder on regional hikes.
About the artist
Meredith discovered her love of illustration while studying as a Graphic Designer at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Although a passionate maker of art and craft throughout her childhood and teens, Meredith's time at college established her drive to become a professional artist. Since graduating, she has continued independent studies with artists in the Ottawa region. Meredith works in a variety of media including linocut and monotype printmaking; watercolour, oil, and acrylic paint; air dry clay; coloured pencil and pen. Meredith's work is heavily influenced by her passion for environmental stewardship. At her home in Kemptville, Ontario, she is surrounded by fields, wetlands, and forests. Here, she observes the daily and seasonal patterns of plants, birds, and wildlife that populate nearby ecosystems. Meredith's objective as an artist is to encourage viewers to build more personal connections with their regional biosphere. When she isn't making art, Meredith spends her time raising her young daughter and enjoying the outdoors with her family.