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My Story

Thank you so much for choosing Oaks + Gray Paper! I'm so glad to be able to share a little bit of my story with you.

I'm Meredith, a modern calligrapher and watercolor lover who never imagined herself to be an artist, but God has his own plans! I started this journey as a hobby to pass time while relaxing during Netflix binges (yes, I'm fully admitting to spending way too much time watching Law & Order SVU) and a great outlet to remind myself to appreciate the little things. After trying to find the perfect watercolor floral painting for my daughters nursery and nothing feeling quite right, I set out to create it my own, 7 month belly and all! From there, the rest is history.

Fast forward-- now I'm a mama to a bubbly little toddler [Hayes] with a WHOLE lot of personality, a Goldendoodle [Chipper], a red Standard Poodle [Maddie] and a German Shepherd mix [Zeke], all while elbows deep in my love for calligraphy and watercolor painting with the most crazy-supportive husband [Vance]. I spend my days creating custom calligraphy and watercolors in hopes of spreading love, grace, and intentional words for wholly living every day.

I'm also a Raleigh-native, loving our life in the City of Oaks, eating way too much cake, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, and watching far too many Disney movies for any grown woman to publicly admit.


Now, let me show you a little of what I love to do!