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Connect with Megan Majewski,

Painter

from Vancouver, Canada

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Introduction

I am a(n):

Painter

I am also a(n):

traveller | collaborater | teacher | installation artist

What I do:

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.

Offer

My Offer:

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.

My ideal target audience:

Full time, part time or hobby artists.

I want to help you:

  • Methods to get your creative spark back.
  • Artists struggling to know where to begin, lacking motivation or discipline in their practice.
  • How to prepare your studio for an open studio.
  • Painting tips, including what tools and mediums I prefer and why.
  • Merchandise - How to get your work on to merchandise, what I found works for me and what hasn't. What I do myself and what companies I use to create the rest.
  • Selling your work - where I sell my work, what type of commission to expect, benefits and downfalls of selling your work yourself, and selling in shops and galleries.

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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.


Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Maxine Cunningham, CEO of Pick My Brain
January 25, 2020 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

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.