Hey there, I'm Megan. I paint horses. Well, to be fair, I paint other things too, but mostly I paint horses; beautiful, colorful, wonderful horses. I am an incredibly clumsy person, like turn a corner too soon and run into a wall sort of clumsy. Yet, somehow, when I climb onto the back of a horse that clumsiness disappears. According to my mother, when I was a baby she would put me on a horse and lead me around. I would fall asleep. She would try to take me off the horse, I would wake up and cry. So she would put me back on, and thus began a vicious cycle, that I'm somewhat certain is still going on today.
Throughout my life, horses have been my saving grace. They have served as a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a patient teacher. Horses have lent me their speed and their strength, their courage and their friendship. Horses have been with me through the good and the bad.
A wise man once said, "A dog may be man's best friend, but the horse wrote history." Horses have got to be one of the most exploited animals in the world. They have been both honored and completely degraded; but one thing is for sure, it was by the strength of a horse that our future was plowed, plotted, and fought. And so, at the end of the day, I find that the tip of my paintbrush has once again found the shape of a horse pressed lightly against a once blank canvas.
I think my art career began when I was a very young kid, leaning precariously over the table as I watched my mother paint a horse. If it wasn't at that moment, it was a few weeks later when I drew a dog with an ice cream cone behind it, which resulted in my dad asking me why I drew a dog pooping. I guess I didn't want to be put in a box back then either! I continued drawing and painting (and hopefully learning a little more about the placement of objects in a composition) throughout my childhood. After High School I went on to received a BA in Fine Arts from Wayland Baptist University, and then a MA in Art Ed from Boston University.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
Paseo Arts Association
If you now have an insatiable desire to learn about me and my artwork then read on! (And WOW! Thanks! I'm honored!)
What type of paint do you use?
I primarily work with acrylic.
Do you do custom artwork?
I sure do! Visit the commissions tab for more information and let's chat!
How long does it take you to complete a painting?
Any work of art is the culmination of experience, education, personality, and style. So at this point in my life each painting has taken me about 30 years. The answer you are probably looking for is quite complex. Each painting is unique and the amount of time it takes can vary greatly from one piece to the next. Sometimes I'll get a painting done in a few days, sometimes it takes a few months.
Who taught you how to paint with all those colors?
No one! Of course I have taken a lot of art classes, and watched many other artists work, but the paintings you see today are my unique style. I do have to give a big shout out to my friend, and fellow artist, Kim Lindsey for inspiring me to let my own style shine. Before meeting her, I was afraid to really do my own thing with my art, but Kim's personality and unique style encouraged me to stop hiding behind traditionally accepted aesthetics and be myself.
Paseo Arts District
Oklahoma City, Ok.