Prolific artist’s work at Indian Springs |

Prolific artist’s work at Indian Springs

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Mim Meakin's Watercolors will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Indian Springs Tasting Room at 303 Broad St. in Nevada City with a reception for the artist from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Meakin began her formal art training at the age of 11 at the Columbus School of Fine Arts in Columbus, Ga. She was aware at an early age that drawing and painting would always be her path. Her education continued as a college art major. Though her business career always included such positions as graphic artist, technical illustrator, drafter and mapping technician, her rewards came from her art work. Painting has always provided a sense of balance in her life.

She has conducted workshops and demonstrated painting techniques throughout the United States since 1957, exclusively in watercolor since 1965. Meakin readily admits watercolors are her true passion.

Her wide range of subjects include landscapes, still life, flowers and portraits. She claims a variety keeps her motivated. Meakin has a keen interest in local history and has painted many historical sites in the area. Her paintings have been accepted in regional and national juried competition, consistently winning awards. Her one-woman shows have been featured in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Among corporate collectors are the Sears Tower in Chicago, The National Bank of Commerce in Memphis and Sanyo Manufacturing Corporation in Osaka, Japan. Her paintings and limited-edition prints are part of many private and business collections throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. For information, call (530) 478-1068.

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