Meredith Nemirov

"My walks in the aspen forests of the Rocky Mountains in Southwestern Colorado inspire and inform my work. I make on-site drawings depicting the light and weather, revealing the constantly shifting and changing landscape before me. The abstract work that I do in my studio is always based on what I personally experience in my natural environment. The change of seasons is of particular interest. "

The focus of Meredith Nemirov's work has been trees: primarily the aspen tree, but also the trees of Spain, where she spends part of each year. She considers the tree to be a figure in the landscape, and in her work, she plays with the figure/ground relationship. The more recent abstract pieces are a result of an intensive study involving 180 drawings of the trees, each day, through two seasons.

Nemirov fills sketchbooks with ink drawings, which are then scanned and printed as the basis for works on paper or oil on canvas. She uses patterns and linear elements to fill or "activate" all spaces in the painting. These are based on natural topography and graphic representations used by cartographers in the mapping of the West. Everything is drawn by hand using a steel nib pen with ink or gouache.

Nemirov started drawing the figure at age 14 at The Art Students League of New York, and she continues to this day. Nemirov received a BFA from Parson's School of Design and worked as a freelance illustrator for twelve years. She spent many years as a hand-colorist of antique prints for various print dealers. In 2008, she participated in a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, which pushed her work in a contemporary direction.

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Red Branch Aspen
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,200
Macro 2
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 750
Aspen Lines Two
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,100
Macro 1
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 750
Aspen Lines One
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,100
Micro Violet 1
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 750
Micro Violet 2
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 750
Floressence II
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 500
Floressence I
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 500
In the Garden 3
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,600
Sedimentary
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 750
Leafy Shadows
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,300
Tree Talk
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 2,300
Sunshine on Autumn Aspen
Acrylic & Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 4,500
Five Summer Aspens
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,500
Yellow Branch
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,200
Black Branch
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,200
Picnic
Mixed-Media Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 1,300
Cypress Three
Watercolor Painting

by Meredith Nemirov
$ 4,075
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Reinventing The Image, Denver, CO, Museum of Outdoor Art, 2016
Women of Influence: Colorado Artists and Curators, Arvada, CO , Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 2012
Treelines, Snowmass, CO, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2011
Moore Inspired: Contemporary Responses to Henry Moore, Denver, CO, Denver Botanic Gardens, 2010
Artist in Residence, Arraiolos, Portugal, Cortex Frontal, 2018