I have another art crush. 

Enjoy getting to know the latest rising star in the abstract art arena with this weeks Artist Spotlight Series feature    PastedGraphic-3

Allison Meyler

Ridgefield, Connecticut

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What is your training? 

I was an Art History / Studio Art major at Wellesley College.  I also spent a semester in Rome at the Tyler School of art.

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What inspires you and your designs?

I’m inspired by all sorts of sources:  travel, nature, colors, patterns, works by other artists

 

 What is your favorite piece? pictures if possible…

Paintings are like children – it’s impossible and unfair to choose a favorite!  So, I have attached a few – you choose!

These are three “cut outs” I did from paintings.  A dear friend of mine framed all three in a row like this and I love how it came out:

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Another “triptych” I sort of forgot about, but really like:

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This one is recent, and for sale on Serena & Lily:

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And I must like this one, as it’s hanging in my house:

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How has the your area influenced your work?

I am definitely influenced by my surroundings.  Right now I live in Connecticut where the stonewalls and barns are particularly beautiful.  But I grew up in Maine, which is also a beautiful place, and I still reference the ocean, and stone beaches there.  Travel has also had a huge influence on my work – Italy and California are two of my other favorite places.  Regardless, I like to create a sense of place or space, whether real or imagined, in my work.  In doing so, I find that a common visual vocabulary emerges – bold shapes and loose line work.

What is your favorite restaurant in your area?

Buvette, in NYC, is the first place that pops into my mind!  I never get sick of the cozy space and the small plates of delicious/decadent food!  The chocolate mousse is over the top.

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What is your favorite cocktail?

The cosmo, is “my” drink, but I dabble in mixology 🙂

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How do you balance personal life and work?

It’s hard, and sometimes not that gracefully! I also have a full-time job with Morgan Stanley and am the mom of 13 year old twins, so I am constantly juggling.  Really, the only time I ever get to paint is on the weekends, which I try to do as much as I can.

 

Dream trip?

Italy is always my dream trip, but I have been there…so if I had to pick another place I’d say I’d love to go to Ibiza with my family to visit great friends there.

 

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Dream commission?

I’d love to have my paintings all over the walls of a really cool restaurant – a place with clean lines, lots of light and big white walls!

 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Zinnias from my garden, in a Mason jar

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Who is your style icon?

Jackie O is just so cool to me.  And Audrey Hepburn.  I guess I love the 1960s.

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

I can’t say I have one, but we do have a wonderful contemporary art museum in our town (The Aldrich, Ridgefield, CT) where I love to go on a regular basis.  I was recently there and heard Ruby Sky Stiler speak about her current installation.  Her work was very inspiring (and I love her name)!

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 What is your most treasured possession?

My wedding ring!

 

What are you reading?

I just finished The Folded Clock, by Heidi Julavits.  

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The Girl on the Train is next up.

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What are you listening to?

I do tend to get obsessed with one artist, and listen until I get sick of them.  At the moment, it’s the new album from the Punch Brothers, The Phosphorescent Blues.  I recently saw them play in NYC – they’re awesome!

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What are your favorite blogs / publications?

Smitten Kitchen

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& Food52 – I also love to cook!

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Enjoy the stellar portfolio of this blooming talent… 

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Her stunning work can also be found on Serena & Lily.  I am coveting a piece for myself badly!

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And these two are my very favorites! 

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One Response to Artist Spotlight Series: Allison Meyler
  1. I love her artwork – great colors in every piece!! What a talent!


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