Portraits and Stories
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories Found Objects: suitcase, pearls, saw blade, pinafore, baton
Say it with Pearls
2020
Found Objects: suitcase, pearls, saw blade, pinafore, baton
24" x 18"

2020 is the centennial of the women's right to vote. I began this year making this piece honoring the Silent Sentinels, the brave women in the National Woman's Party who picketed the White House, were imprisoned, force fed and tortured during their struggle for the right to vote. Six months into 2020, the ring of protesting voices has returned in force with covid virus-related demonstrations and Black Lives Matter protests rocking the country.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories Mixed Media
Letter Home
2019
Mixed Media
24" x 24"

This is a portrait of my husband's Uncle Sam. He wrote this letter home upon being freed from a German POW camp after WWII. When I came upon the letter, I was amazed by his tough spirit and lack of bitterness. I had to make a piece about him.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories drawing and collage
Self portrait
First Place, Mixed Media, Darien Art Show 2017
drawing and collage
25 x 31" framed

Drawing of myself sitting atop collage of my favorite childhood books.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories gold pen on plexiglass over oil portrait
Dear Dick
2016
gold pen on plexiglass over oil portrait
27" x 34" Sold

On plexiglass, which I placed over this oil portrait, I rewrote an incredible letter from my father-in-law Dick's uncle to him about this portrait of the uncle's mother, Dick's grandmother. The letter on how to care for the portrait was notarized (!) and carried strict instructions, including where to hang it and when to place flowers in front of it.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories Found objects
My Wonder Years
2014, 1st place in sculpture at Rowayton Art Show
Found objects
9" x 9" x 16

Memories of the milkman delivering milk bottles to the front steps of our house in New Jersey was triggered by the glass bottles of chocolate milk my son was consuming one summer.
So I decided to fill each empty bottle with memories from my childhood: Catholic school, bits of nature, shells from the shore, decorations from my birthday and Christmas, pieces from my grandmother's doll house that I played with for hours, sewing materials and parts from games I played with my five brothers and sisters.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories

Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories

Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories

Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories acrylic
Song and a Prayer
2013
acrylic
24" x 36"

A portrait of my grandmother, Mary Roberts. This conceptual piece combines images from my time with my grandmother sharing tea parties, dress up, stories, games, nature and religion.
Meg Tweedy Studio Portraits and Stories acrylic
Peggy and Jack
2013
acrylic
24" x 36"

Portrait of my parents who met in the Marines, married and had six children. This abstract piece incorporates images from their 60-plus years together.