FROM an early age, Meredith Poston wanted to be a fine artist. She focused on human and animal subjects, often copying the work of her father, who was a medical illustrator.

Throughout her adolescence, Poston’s passion for art grew. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Western Carolina University, double majoring in fine arts and literature studies, with her main passion being abstract expressionist prints. After grad-uation, Poston left the North Carolina mountains for the Charleston coastline, settling on James Island in early 2009.

Poston paints abstract expressionist remembrances and reflections. She finds solace in loose, sporadic brushstrokes with a combination of soft elements juxtaposed to stark separations of contrasting color. Her work is an expression of nature as she sees it—colorful, sometimes gentle, and in constant motion. Poston paints in her waterfront home studio, and in addition to her currently featured pieces, she is open to commissioned requests.

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