“Ensueño” Tusche Wash Painting In Progress 9/2019

ARTIST STATEMENT

My mind is my sketchbook and my art is what I see, how I feel, and wherever I go. The foundation of my art is drawing. After exploring countless mediums, nothing excites me more than working with tusche washes -a media used for printmaking. I eliminate the printmaking process by leaving the tusche washes as my finished work. This medium helps me to create the images I see in my mind with the emotional impact I feel when I draw.

I also build my own canvases by stretching repurposed coffee bags over wooden frames. I love drawing on the knobbly surfaces with oil pastels – an arduously time-consuming adventure. I enjoy working with these materials because it gives my art unique textures, colors and expression of my visions.

 

ARTIST BIO
Megan is a fine artist and graphic designer living in Louisville, Colorado. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Megan moved to Fort Collins, Colorado with her family in 1986. Megan graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Fine Art – Graphic Design. Megan worked as a junior designer at the prestigious Monigle Associates agency in Denver, CO before moving to Steamboat Springs in 1998 to fulfill a lifelong dream of rocky mountain living.  Megan opened Strange Bird Designs as her small graphic design studio in 1999 working with many clients within the Steamboat Springs resort community. Megan returned to Colorado’s front range in 2012, where she owns & operates Strange Bird Designs together with her husband, Jamie, now based in Louisville, Colorado.

 

COMMISSION ART
I enjoy creating original custom pieces. If you have an image that you would like me to create, please contact me to discuss additional details & concepts.

 

AWARDS:
2018 Award of Excellence for “Subterranean” – 40 West Arts – Black, White & Metal, juried art show
2015 Best of Show for “Meet Me at the Market” – Spring Louisville Art Association Member Show
2014 3rd Place for “Tiny Dancers” – Fall Louisville Art Association Member Show

ART EVENTS & SHOWS:
2020 Firehouse Art Center – Locavore – (COMING SOON Jan.9-Feb.2, 2020) – Longmont, CO
2019 40 West Arts District – Elements Exhibition  – Lakewood, CO
2019 Rino Art District Fest – Denver, CO
2019 40 West Arts District – Member Showcase – Lakewood, CO
2019 Spring Denver Bazaar – Denver, CO
2018 40 West Arts “Black, White, & Metal Art Show” – Lakewood, CO
2016 Downtown Aspen Art Festival – Aspen, CO
2015 Art On The Rockies – Edwards, CO
2015 Jackalope Art & Craft Fair – Denver, CO
2014 Downtown Boulder Fall Festival Art Show – Boulder, CO
2014 ArtCrank – Breckenridge, CO
2014 Denver Art Festival @ Sloan’s Lake – Denver, CO
2014 ArtStir – Denver, CO
2013 ArtCrank – Denver, CO
2012 Park City Kimball Arts Festival – Park City, UT

 

ART GALLERIES
R Gallery – Darkness, juried show – Boulder, CO (October 2019)
R Gallery – Boulder Art Association Wall, juried – Boulder, CO (October 1 – November 11, 2019)
R Gallery – Lines, juried show – Boulder, CO (August 2019)
Creative Framing Gallery – Louisville, CO (May-June 2019)
Creative Framing Gallery – Louisville, CO (July-August 2017)
Gallery 1505 – Denver, CO (January-June 2016)

ARTIST MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER:
2020-present Valkarie Gallery (Lakewood, CO) – Resident Artist Member
2019-present Firehouse Art Center (Longmont, CO) – Artist Member
2019-present Boulder Art Association (Boulder, CO) – Artist Member
2018-present 40 West Arts District (Lakewood, CO) – Artist Member
2017-2019 Louisville Art District (Louisville, CO) – Volunteer/Graphic Design
2014-2018 Louisville Art Association (Louisville, CO) – Artist Member

REVIEWS
May 2019 – Show @ Creative Framing & Gallery (Louisville, CO)
March 2018 – Show @ Alfalfa’s Market (Boulder, CO)
September 2015 – Downtown Boulder Fall Festival (Boulder, CO)
September 2014 – Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival (Boulder, CO)
May 2013 – Ben Delaney @ Bike Radar (Boulder, CO)
August 2012 – Printmaking @ Park City Art Festival (Park City, UT)
November 2010 – Show @ Spill The Beans (Steamboat Springs, CO)
December 2009 – Coloring Book Launch @ Epilogue Book Co (Steamboat Springs, CO)

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Megan Morgan

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