Merikay Winter has enjoyed her creative side since grade school. She credits her grandmother, a lace-maker, and her pianist mother for guiding her to different expressions of her talent. She studied at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but marriage and other responsibilities led her to put down her paintbrushes for years. She absorbed nature and art in museums and galleries around the globe, however, and as she began to feel a need to paint again started taking classes and workshops in watercolor.
Merikay's work is inspired by nature and her love of flowers. She spends summers near Lake Michigan and winters on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she teaches art classes. You can reach Merikay at [email protected], and signed posters of her work are available at Art in the Park and on Holland Friends of Art's website.
The 47th year of Art in the Park will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Holland's Centennial Park. Art in the Park is the main fundraising event for Holland Friends of Art, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing awareness of the creative talents in the greater Holland area. Holland Friends of Art has a long history of fostering art appreciation. You can connect with the organization on Facebook.