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Meg Pierce



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Meg Maher Pierce grew up in the Buffalo area. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she went on to gain a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, NY, NY and a MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She was a teacher of art the Herricks Schools, New Hyde Park, on Long Island from 1969-2001 and found teaching to be an extraordinary source of energy and pride. She lost her beloved husband Vernon Pierce in 2008, and she now devotes herself totally to her art practice in Sarasota, Florida

I work in mixed media: vintage fabrics, lace and stitchery with acrylic paints. Sewing notions and stitched vintage fabrics are layered with paper and transparent acrylic glazes. The safety pins, seams, embellishments and vintage fabric also have particularly feminine meaning. These older materials have an innate beauty and they carry an echo of history. This body of work creates a complex visual experience: a peaceful and harmonious art.

To see more of Ms Pierce's work, vist her web site: megpierce.com