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NANTUCKET ARTIST MEREDITH HANSON DELIGHTS WITH HER CHARMING CUSTOM-PAINTED DESIGNS.
As a full-time Nantucket local for the past eight years, Meredith Hanson has seen her work transition from oil-based landscapes hanging in fine art galleries to a self-made business of custom watercolor and acrylic projects where Instagram serves as both her virtual gallery and primary source of business.
Downsizing from larger-scale oil and pastel painting to acrylics and watercolor has also allowed her to be more mobile, offering her opportunities to travel and work more afield. Painting since she can remember, Hanson credits the warm and supportive community on Nantucket with allowing her to realize her dream of being a full-time artist. Her Nantucket-inspired work can be seen frequently around town, painted on shop windows, walls and staircases or printed on paper coffee cups. She has collaborated with various island retailers and shoe and handbag designers, and most recently is designing a line for Nantucket Hotel. It’s no wonder that her signature vintage Woodies, Golden Retrievers, Beetle Cat sailboats and palm leaves have caught the eye of brides, eager to have her customize their invitations or gift sets. As she says, “I say yes to just about everything,” which of course is also why her next opening for a project is summer 2020. Working on weddings, though, has proven rewarding for Meredith, as she relishes seeing the clients’ joy when she’s able to translate their vision into a tangible product. “It’s a truly wonderful feeling to see my clients so happy,” explains Meredith.
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“Bags are packed for the next few weeks of traveling! First stop, Nantucket, my happy place!” @merhanson