Mickey Myers was born and raised in Hollywood, California, where she studied art with famed silkscreen artist, Corita Kent.
Myers began her career as an artist in Boston in the mid-1960's, managing an art gallery, running a graphic design business, and creating limited edition silkscreen prints and posters which were exhibited nationally for two decades.
Boston Magazine named her one of the city's most influential women.
In the late 1980's, Myers returned to Los Angeles, long enough to produce a documentary for public television, and realize she belonged back in New England.
Since 1991, Myers has lived in Vermont, until recently in a 210 year old farmhouse she considered the most beautiful place on earth. Myers began her work in pastel in direct resonse to the view from her living room window in Hyde Park, Vermont. Her pastels have been the subject of eight major exhibits: Dances with Bougainvilla (1992), The View From My Window (1996), Nuages (Clouds) (1996), Bouquet du Crand Ciel (Bouquet from the Great Sky) (1997), Travels with My Sister 1998), Le Soleil (1999), Looking West (2002), and Sunday Paintings (2004).
In 2003, Myers moved to Johnson, Vermont, to a home originally built in 1914 for the artist Georgia Balch, and until recently occupied by staff members from Vermont Studio Center. In fact, the house has never been without an artist in residence!
Myers notes that her work always shifts when she moves, and reports that from the first day in this new studio, unexpected developments began to take place in her work. For example, she introduced undercoatings of acrylic paint, over which she drew in pastel. She sees a dramatic change in her sense of space on the page, and notes an increasingly abstract perspective in her work.
No matter where she is, Mickey Myers is passionately involved in her community and in the creation and exhibition of art: her own, that of her students, and of her friends and fellow artists. With Monet, she holds this thought, "Color is my day long obsession, joy and torment."
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