Today we’d like to introduce you to Chloe Meyer.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Yes! Actually, art is my second career. The first time I went to school, I studied business and I was in the corporate world for a number of years.
Then, ultimately, I decided to leave that, because there had always been a part of me that had wondered “What if I had studied art in college? How might my life be different?” So, I decided, “if not now, when?” and I went back to school and studied fine art in San Francisco, CA. I am so glad I did and took that leap of faith!
Please tell us about your art.
I’m an abstract oil painter. I primarily work on canvas but sometimes I create smaller paintings on paper. I love oil paint for its luminous quality; it’s so juicy looking and it’s fun to work with it. I believe that art has the ability to uplift people. So, that’s my goal with all of the artwork I create. While I can’t control how everyone will view and interpret my art, I believe if I have a pure and honest intention when I’m creating it then my intention will come through the painting. It means the absolute world to me when people tell me they feel better and more emotionally uplifted from having looked at my work. I want to bring joy into people’s lives. I’m really inspired by nature and specifically flowers. I love bougainvillea and roses; seeing really bright, vivid, almost-neon colors in nature sings to my soul!
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
I highly recommend joining a local Tuesdays Together chapter of the Rising Tide Society. They created the hashtag #communityovercompetition, the premise, of course, being a rising tide lifts all boats. It’s been such a blessing to make friends with other creative entrepreneurs in a “safe” environment where everyone is so supportive. I also love the connections that are made possible because of Instagram. My best fellow artist friends don’t actually live anywhere near me, so don’t be afraid to build a relationship with fellow artists on social media.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can view my work on my website and also on Instagram where I frequently post new work for purchase before it hits my website. People can support my work by sharing it with their friends, art lovers, and interior designers. I appreciate every single one of my Instagram followers and I read all the comments. This November, people will be able to see my work nationwide when Georges Duboeuf releases their 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau wine. I’m thrilled to have won their second annual wine label competition and my painting, “Foolish Pleasure,” will be on the wine label.
- Website: www.chloemeyer.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloemeyerart/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chloemeyerart