Eleanor Meier, a retired art teacher/supervisor is currently painting still life subjects in water media. She is a past president of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and a member of the National Association of Women Artists. She has chaired the Long Island Exhibit sponsored by the Art League of Long Island at the Heckscher Museum.. She has exhibited in New York City, on Long Island, Georgetown,DC, Athens, Greece, and other venues in the US. She has studied water color with Barse Miller, Sondra Frekelton, Jack Beal, Don Andrews and at the Institudo del Artes in San Miquel, Mexico.
In my water color still life works, I choose to paint objects that have a personal connection, objects that have passed from generation to generation, and posess the potential for significance because of their past associations. These objects may be grand or humble, glistening or tarnished, clear or opaque. I also include things associated with life - flowers and fruit. I paint solid forms caught in a web of shadows. Glass, china, silks, and laces animate the surface breathing energy and vigor into the compositions. My aim is to design the arrangements so that the art work will become an exciting visual feast. I try to push the medium so that the work is saturated with richness, depth, and clarity. I strive to infuse the paintings with a sense of myth, mystery, magic and memory,