traveller | collaborater | teacher | installation artist
I create narrative work tells stories from my dreams, experiences and memories. I focus on capturing the shadows in my unconscious and bringing them to life through symbolism and the haunting figures in my paintings. My recent work explores the fragile beauty of life and death while fixated by symbolism from cryptological communication through the use of flowers.
Currently, I am also researching the regenerative process of forest flora after the trauma of a forest fire. Long lying dormant, fire follower flowers and certain types of fungus and trees require the heat and destruction of the fire to thrive once again. I will exhibiting this body of work this spring at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.
I have had my art featured all over the world and have been a GOLDEN Artist Educator since 2016. With a background in animation, working on movies and TV shows, I now create art full time from my art studio in Vancouver Canada.
I have been showing my work professionally in galleries locally and internationally for over 15 years, and have been an artist as my full time career for more than 10 years. I have learned things the hard way with no guidance. I would love to pass on some of my knowledge to other aspiring artists to help save them time and money by not making some of the same mistakes I have while starting my career.
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Taking inspiration from fairytales, pop-up books and animation cels, the artist has created a setting where visitors were able to enter a story. Attendees stepped into this art piece, placing themselves inside this fairytale world. They transported themselves into an alternate version of the forests we know. These plants and flowers are changed, mythical versions of nature that we are familiar with. They were surrounded by strings of ivy, creeping ferns, ethereal moths, clusters of mushrooms and peculiar berries. This interactive display allowed visitors to step into this mythical world and have their photo taken, proof that they traveled to this otherworldly place.
This art installation was created for the Vancouver Opera's "Fairy Tales and Fables Festival", showing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Vancouver Playhouse in the spring of 2019.
Experienced creative freelance artist. Multiple revenue streams established (etsy, partnerships, teaching, custom). Active member and educator in the community. Compassionate, generous, warm and knowledgeable. There are so many people who would benefit from connecting with Megan; especially new and up and coming creative artists.