Megan is a painter based in Peterborough, Ontario, whose broad, mixed media approach to art-making is rooted in traditional techniques. Oil and acrylic paints, photography, collage and image transfer techniques, pen and graphite, and creative writing are regular fixtures in her work.
Meg grew up in Bridgenorth and returned to the area in 2012 after completing her studies in fine art at the post-secondary level. She graduated from OCAD University (Toronto) with BFA in Drawing & Painting, and had the privilege of completing the final year of her program at OCADU’s studio in Florence, Italy. While abroad, Meg worked from small family photographs to produce portraits in acrylic and oil in sizes ranging from 12 x 20” up to 7 feet in length. That year also sparked a deeper interest in abstract landscapes. The meditative, Florence-inspired works produced over the following few years included gold and bronze detail—a reflection of the historical works with which she was surrounded during her travels. Today, portraiture, landscape, still life and expressionistic abstraction are all represented in her ongoing production.
As an artist who balances intuitive painting approaches alongside a dedication to technical excellence, creative versatility and a diverse, ever-developing skill set are key tenets of Meg’s philosophy. She began selling her artwork during her school years and has continued to build her portfolio holistically since then, working on multiple bodies of work concurrently.
This range of activities has supported Meg in adding teaching to her resume. In 2017, she became an instructor at The Art School of Peterborough, where she hosts adult painting classes on the topics of abstract techniques and portraiture.
Meg’s studio-gallery space, Hexagon Studios, has been the home of her professional practice since 2015. Drop-in visitors are welcome at the studio during opening hours and private art lessons are available upon request. Her work can be viewed at additional online and brick-and-mortar venues listed on the Contact page.