About Beth Meadows
I've always wanted to be an artist. This led me to study Studio Art at the University of Tennessee where I received a BFA in 2007. I've been making artwork ever since, which is an ongoing process, one that challenges me, engages my passions, and gives me great joy.
I decided to live in Knoxville after graduating because of the potential I saw for its growing art community. The challenge of being an artist in a small city over the past ten years has driven me to focus, find discipline and structure, and pivot all along the way.
It has also given me the opportunity to be a part of many wonderful things. I helped found and was the Director of 17th Street Studios from 2010-2017 and the Salvage Shop Studios from 2015-2016, work spaces for visual artists near downtown Knoxville. I've also organized, curated, and participated in over 100 art related events and exhibitions over the past decade.
As an artist, I'm inspired by so much, and I strive to draw connections between these things when I make artwork. These include children's book illustrations; fashion and architectural design; vintage and antique items; the confidence, insecurity, beauty, grace, & strength of women; food; fluffy animals; dusk and nighttime; craftsmanship and materials (wood, paper, fabric); comedy, dark comedy, love, pain, and heartache.
Besides art, I enjoy doing many things, which include: petting and talking to animals, thrift store shopping, hiking/walking/running/swimming/floating (i.e. being outside), eating and drinking good things with good people, looking at magazines, reading self-help & business books, watching funny shows on Netflix, and making jewelry like I'm a teenager again.
Thank you so much for taking some time and please look around my site. If you like what you see, I hope you'll consider supporting me through purchasing something I've made. I consider it the highest honor when someone makes something I've created their own, which in turn helps me live out this dream I've had for so long.
PS Please feel free to ask me any questions or send your comments. I'd love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
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