is a self-taught visual artist, writer, storyteller, speaker, entrepreneur and creative consultant.
Originally from Upstate NY, she briefly attended a semester of college as an adult to explore what it would be like to be an art professor. She loved the learning environment and the future of teaching but couldn’t swallow the massive debt. She instead made a personal commitment to educate herself and to pursue her dreams on her own terms.
In 2008, she moved to Ithaca, NY where she launched her career as an artist and exhibited her work in over a dozen shows all while being a full-time hairstylist. In her free time she opened two successful businesses, both in the wedding industry: The Brides Hairstylist, which delivered onsite hairstyling for weddings; and Hazel Wonderland which provided upscale custom calligraphy and design services for weddings. After 13 years of being a hairstylist, she left the industry to become a full-time entrepreneur and artist.
She eventually merged all her creative and entrepreneurial efforts into one business, titled Meredith C. Bullock, her full married name. She began serving her creative community with custom abstract paintings, creative coaching & consulting, branding & business positioning, marketing strategies, ecourses, and in-person workshops.
Since then, Meredith’s moved to Nashville and offered multiple sold-out workshops on calligraphy, hand-lettering, blogging, social media, building a business doing what you love and writing about your art. She's been featured as a panelist and workshop leader at AIGA events; she's founded a woman’s wilderness retreat; her art has been collected internationally; her online challenges #dailybraverypaintings and #21daysofbrave has gained world-wide participation; she's led a group of 6 Nashville artists through an 8-week long program facilitated by the Arts & Business Council; and she's curated and moderated a panel discussion on Cultivating Creativity and Community at The Global Leadership Summit in Rochester, NY. With her artist friend, Kaylan Buteyn, they published Courageous Creative: A Studio Planner for Artists and sold-out within hours of releasing it.
Today, Meredith lives in Nashville, TN with her musician/producer husband and two boys. She’s currently writing her first two books: The Brave Map (self-help), and Violets in the Snow (a memoir). She offers workshops, talks and community events geared to elevate, equip and encourage other artists, creatives and entrepreneurs to face their fears and follow their dreams. Meredith’s passionate about serving her community with opportunities to keep learning without accumulating college debt or requiring a degree.
This fall she’s offering a variety of workshops and presentations including, Building the Bridge: Getting You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Go, at this year’s Creative Exchange, hosted by The Arts & Business Council. She’ll also be speaking at the Artist Collective at Monthaven on The Art of Storytelling. For the latest on Meredith, go to her instagram. To inquire about workshops, talks and opportunities, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the “email” button below.