As an artist, I believe in art for art’s sake. But as a member of humanity, I believe in art with purpose. As such, I use my work as a conduit for change and to foster awareness. My art is my voice.
“Nature has always spoken to me in quiet ways, but now I find there’s an inextricable link between me and the natural world that finds its voice in all my work.”
This sentiment holds true for my current work. The pandemic launched us into unprecedented times and my work is a reflection of this environment. Influenced by a climate of uncertainty, I look to find grounding and bring solace to those who struggle to find the light. My work seeks to take the viewer on a journey of self discovery. It speaks to the significance of family, community and compassion through an exploration of the past, present and future. In these tumultuous times, there is an opportunity to take stock of what’s important and find the silver lining among the darkness.
Meredith Mulhearn was born in Sayre, PA, but grew up in a small town in New Jersey. Here, she began feverishly creating from the moment she could grasp a crayon. In fact, her pediatrician foretold Mulhearn’s future as an artist, based on her fine motor skills as a young child.
From here, Mulhearn pursued the arts, earning a BA in studio art with a minor in art history, from Wake Forest University and a MA from NYU in art therapy. Mulhearn’s time in New York City significantly influenced her focus on the natural world, as she struggled with its absence in the urban environment. In response, she engaged in intensive study of botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. Read Full Bio