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New collection coming July 2012


A sneak peek at what I have been working on in the studio. More to come in July 2012. Stay tuned. 





In preparation for our new summer line of print work and products, we will be giving away some LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, gift certificates, stamps, and more!

Today’s giveaway: “Secrets”
Details: Limited Edition 8×10 Archival Print. Signed and dated.
To enter: enter email in comment box below or email us directly at hazelwonderlandstudio@gmail.com
Drawing Ends: 6/30/12, winner announced 7/1/12! No purchase necessary.

The Horde & The Harem

A few months ago, I received a lovely email from Jack, of The Horde and The Harem, asking if they could use my artwork for their new album, Light Rail Sessions. Flattered, I accepted in exchange for a copy of the album, and perhaps a future gig trade. After several emails and jpeg adjustments, here is what the Seattle, WA natives came up with.

“The Horde and the Harem are a ragged band of untrustables hailing from the Pacific Northwest. They boast four voices that combine in harmony over a solid rhythm section. Surrounded on all sides by sizzling and sputtering guitars, and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano. The results are thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness.”-[thehordeandtheharem.com]


Today my artwork is officially on exhibit @ Fine Line Bistro in Ithaca, NY! What a relief to have everything in its right place.

I began preparing for the show over a month ago (neglecting my blog was easy). Begining  with large canvases

then finishing with hand-made wooden frames (something I always wanted to do).

So many ideas of a title for the collection were swirling through my thoughts as I crept closer and closer to completing the work. I wanted the title to capture the process of how this artwork is created.  I couldn’t think of how to put it in words, so I asked my fiance what he thought. He said it was intresting watching the artwork transform, beginning as one painting, then was reborn into another. He said it was like the art was reincarnated. Brilliant.

INCARNATION                                                                                                                               An exhibit by Meredith Towsand                                                                                             On display @ Fine Line Bistro                                                                                         October 17th-Christmas 2010

Drum roll…

While creating my artwork, I listened to and  was heavily inspired by music from the Portland, OR band Lovers and by the latest album “Teen Dream” by Beach House.  

I will be hosting an opening for my exhibit in November. I will post the date asap! Check back here, MUSIC=ART, for the scheduled opening date and time. For more up-to-date news, photos and more please visit my facebook, website, and flickr.

Any questions, comments, ideas? Email me mtowsand@gmail.com




The Auerglass is a two person pump organ created by Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow. The instrument cannot be played alone. Each player has a keyboard with alternating notes of a four octave scale. Each player must pump to supply the wind to the other player’s notes.

Recently the beautiful and talented post-pop singer/songwriter Cameron Mesirow(aka Glasser, the girl on the right) released her debut album RING. “Her simple, minimal melodies and rapturous vocals are perfectly complimented by the album’s maximalist arrangements. The voice becomes a focal instrument, delivers abstract stories and sounds that drench the music in emotion without resorting to narrative clichés.”-http://www.truepanther.com/#/artists/glasser

An artist and brilliant creative, Tauba Auerbach( the girl on the left), helped conceptualize this organ that was made right here in CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK!! Auerbach has amazing artwork you can view here, including ink, acrylic and other abstract work. She fabricated the artwork for the Glasser’s new album. Check it out by clicking here. Read more about Auerbach in an interview here.

I have played this album at least 20 times, in the past week, and had no idea the depth behind the noise until I saw this video. DAMN!


I painted this today while being inspired by beautiful music of  Mountain Man.

This original painting is for sale on my website. If you would like to order you very own, custom painting, simply email at  mtowsand@gmail.com .

Happy Monday!