Meredith Steele is a Charleston based visual artist who thrives on exploring new methods and experimenting with unusual materials. She studied oil painting at The College of Charleston and continued to pursue a career as an oil painter in the following years. It was not until years later that she finally allowed herself to experiment with mixed media in a real way. She felt like she had unlocked a part of her creativity that she hadn’t let herself recognize yet. She started to incorporate all sorts of found, collected, and repurposed materials into her work. While she attempted letting go of traditional rules and techniques, she also wanted to use her artistic expression to celebrate women and their innate self. Her most recent collections, “A Collection of HER” and “Women” are dedicated to the relationship between woman, textile, and texture. Using countless and unusual materials helps her tap into new and more interesting rhythms with her work. On any given piece you will find pencil, pen, paint, fabric, buttons, metal, wire, paintbrushes, rubber, etc. All the different patterns, textures, and mediums create an individual personality for every piece. Boldly feminine, the subjects of her work are dynamic and will leave the viewer noticing new details every time he/she looks at it. Her artistic experience ranges from large installation work and murals to commission paintings and original series. Regardless of the project, her biggest hope professionally is to continue on a path of exploration.