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About the Artist

Meredith Dillman is an artist and illustrator originally from Minnesota. She now lives in Wisconsin. She is known for her colorful watercolors which blend Art Nouveau, fantasy and Asian influences. She enjoys painting fairies, woodland creatures and other fantasy and medieval themes and has been drawing such since childhood. She is inspired by Pre-Raphaelite artists, Japanese comics, and turn-of-the-century book illustration.

Meredith graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BFA degree in Illustration in 2002. Her work has since been published in instructional books and licensed for a variety of products and collectables. Meredith is the author and illustrator of the books Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy from Walter Foster and Fantasy Fashion Art Studio from Impact Books.

Meredith’s enchanting paintings are made with attention to detail, starting with refined pencil and ink drawings followed by many transparent layers of watercolor.


Fantasy Fashion Art Studio - Impact Books
Fairies & Fantasy - Walter Foster

Meredith has written and illustrated the watercolor fantasy instructional books Fantasy Fashion Art Studio and Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy.

Watercolor Fairy Art – 2014
Fantasy Fashion Art Studio – 2013
Vampire Art Now – 2011
Watercolor Made Easy: Fairies and Fantasy – 2009
Art Scene International feature – 2008
In Light Times – 2007
How to Draw and Paint Fairies by Linda Ravenscroft – 2005
500 Fairy Motifs – 2005
Watercolor Fairies – 2004


2016 Dec 9 – Jan 29  – Moon Prism Power – The Galallery, San Francisco CA
2016 Oct 8 – Dec 5 – 78 Tarot Carnival Group Show – Eight and Sand Gallery, Seattle WA
2015 Tarot Group Show – Eight and Sand Gallery, Seattle Washington
2010 Foot in the Door 4 – Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN
2007/2008 Winterfest (Solo show) – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2007 Sacred Harvest – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2006 Entrance to Faerie – Eye of Horus Gallery, Minneapolis MN
2002 BFA show: Illustrations for Goblin Market
2001 Minnesota State University Moorhead Student show