“Animals have for as long as I can remember been the central theme to my paintings. Domestic animals, those that share our lives and homes, are my particular passion. Familiar they may be, mundane they are not. Anyone who has truly shared their lives with an animal knows this. To try to bring to life and capture the spirit of an animal through the medium of paint, and then to see in the face of the owner that I have achieved this in their eyes, is incredibly rewarding and is something I never tire of. I gained my Fine Art degree in 1990, and live in Peel with my three dogs.”

Meriel takes commission work and offers many artworks as prints