Meiska lives in her native Nashville with her sweetheart, their 3 year old, and their Portuguese Water Dog. She loves to garden and planted every last inch of their yard with veggies and flowers.

Meiska enjoyed illustrating for a local publishing house for 3 years before taking a break to pursue art and have a family. Being Owner/Artist at www.missthistleshop.com since 2013 has enabled her to be at home with her son and has allowed her to meet so many wonderful customers.

Please feel free to email the artist at:
meiskas (at) gmail (dot) com


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Some Awards/Shows:

2005-09: Recipient of the Gwendolyn McFarland Endowed Scholarship for the Arts
2005-09: Recipient of the Phoenix Award for the Visual Arts
2007: Group Exhibition “First-timers” Take 121 Gallery Nashville, TN
2007: Selected for the Group Exhibition “Future:Now” Frist Center for the Visual
Arts Nashville, TN
2008: Excellence in Painting Award, Cumberland University
2006-09: F.O.C.U.S. Exhibition Adams Gallery Lebanon, TN
2009: Solo Exhibition, Adams Gallery Lebanon, Tn
2009: Award in English, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Cumberland University
2009: Excellence in Painting Award, School of Fine Arts, Cumberland University
2009: Who’s Who Among American University Students
2009: The President’s Award, Cumberland University
2010: Silver Addy (for Miles and Flora)
2010: DPC Dig Art Show, Nashville, TN
2012: Solo exhibit Lakewood Community Theatre
2016: Solo exhibit at Five Points FTB
2016: Exhibit Lakewood Community Theatre

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