Sally J. Meding PhD   www.sallymeding.comA description...

  Biography

Sally is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and native of London, UK., she obtained a PhD in Freiburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1990. She began her art career shortly after arriving in California and has a studio in Natick, MA.

Sally creates semi-abstract work in watercolor on paper. She playfully abstracts familiar everyday objects or scenes using a kaleidoscope of harmonious color and interesting  shapes. Each piece is designed with either color, shape or texture as the dominant element. Many layers are involved in her process and they are usually bound together by an abstract underlying shape or pattern.

Sally has appeared on HGTV “That's Clever” (2007), has 2 cover articles in Texas magazines and is published in Nita Leland's book “Confident Color” (North Light 2008). She has taken many workshops with well-known artists including Jane E. Jones, Miles Batt, Pat Dews, Nita Leland, Carl Dalio, Betsy Dillard Stroud, and Mark Mehaffey.

Sally has work in private and corporate collections in Germany, UK, California, Texas and Massachusetts.

Recent Awards:

Nov 2014,  1st place, Rhode Island Watercolor Society Open juried Exhibition titled: “”Art Inspired by Song” for “Jazz City Nights”; (Juror: Bob Noreika).

Oct 2014,  Margaret Fitzwilliam award of Excellence in Watercolor, Wellesley Society of Artists Fall Show at Wellesley Library for ”Bad Hair Day”; (juror: Cheryl Clinton)

Aug 2014, Best of Show, 20th Arts Affair, Marina bay, Quincy, MA. for “The Cove” (Jurors: E. Caci, V. Mahoney & R. Malcahy)

May 2014,  1st place,  Wellesley Society of Artists Spring Exhibit, “Phenomenon” (Juror: Dawn Scaltreto)

Winter 2013,  1st Place, Abstract; Rhode Island Watercolor Society, “Fragment of a Dream” (juror: Bob Noreika)

Fall 2013,  Margaret Fitz-William Award of Excellence, Wellesley Society of Artists for “Spectral Angel”

Spr 2013,  3rd place, Needham Art Association for “Sun Goddess”

Fall 2012,  3rd place, Needham Art Association for “Waiting for the Ride”

Fall 2012,  First Place, Wellesley Society of Art for “Color Cascade”

Sally Also teaches beginning/ intermediate watercolor and graphite drawing classes at

*5 Crows Gallery, 41, Main Street, Natick, MA.   www.fivecrows.com

*The Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post road E. Marlborough, MA  www.postroadartcenter.com

*Keefe Tech, Framingham

Contact Information:

Email:   sallymeding@yahoo.com                                 Phone: 214-334-6721

Website/blog:   www.sallymeding.com