Meredith Miller original Watercolor Painting on paper of a South Florida Fishing Village.
Signed in the lower right corner and dated ‘76. Painting is beautifully framed with painted wood and aluminum with protective acrylic.
Frame: Width: 44.5” - Height: 34.75”
Painting: Width: 38” - Height: 28”
Painting is in good condition. The Paint on the frame is cracked near the bottom edge of the glass and there is some dust behind the acrylic glass.
Meredith was sixteen when she enrolled at the Art College of Design. She went for four years, studying to be a magazine illustrator, but just before graduation, she ran off with a wild and crazy boy. “Pirate Jim” promised Meredith a life of romance and adventure sailing around the world. Instead, he got in trouble and went to jail leaving Meredith broke and alone, stranded in a strange place with no one to turn to. “I couldn’t go back to CA for the shame of it all. I had no money, just my portfolio. There was a famous art show in Coconut Grove, Miami, one that drew international talent. I didn’t have the fifteen bucks to enter it, so I hung my paintings with clothes pins in the parking lot, and by the end of the day I’d sold everything! Now I had $500. I thought that was pretty cool, so I got busy and painted some more, and entered the next show. They gave me the last space in the row, but I sold out again and won Best-of-Show. And now I has a thousand bucks! Ten years later I was successful. I had a beautiful home in Coconut Grove. I had a following and a famous salon, and I was married to a great guy. I had fifteen wonderful years in Florida before moving on.”
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