About the Artist
Meg H. Mercier
Boston School Painter
Meg Mercier began her studies at the historic Boston Fenway studios in 1986 under the tutelage of Paul Ingbretson. Paul was a student of R. H. Ives Gammel who in turn studied under William Paxton. The Boston School of painting can be traced from pupil to master back through Paxton, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Bensen all the way to its roots in 18th century France and the Paris studios of Jacques Louis David.
Studying with Mr. Ingbretson in his north light atelier Meg began with cast drawing and still life painting learning the fundamentals of line, form, and color. Then she graduated to figurative work and portait painting. To compliment this intensive time in the studio Meg painted en plein air during the summers months with Robert Douglass Hunter on the Wyeth property along the Charles river and John Phillip Osbourne of the Ridgewood Institute on the island of Nantucket. Meg credits her oppurtunities to study with such accomplished masters for the many awards and acknowledgements she has received.
Today, Meg's studio is in the heart of Edgartown Village on the Island of Martha's Vineyard.
The Copley Society of Boston, student board member, 1989-2001
The Martha's Vineyard Art Association, present board member
Featherstone Center for the Arts, former board member
American Society of Portrait Painters
California Art Club
The Oil Painters of America
Solo Shows and Exhibits:
The John Stobart Gallery
The Detroit Athletic Club
The Martha's Vineyard Art Association 2014
The John Stobart Gallery 2011
Jensen Fine Arts, Grosse Pointe
Hammond Harkins Gallery, Edgartown
Edgartown Fine Art
Jensen Fine Art, New York, NY
Jensen Fine Art, Edgartown
"Hope Springs"20x16 Fresh cut flowers combine the color and bravura of plein air painting with the drawing and discipline of studio work