Megan was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, steeped in craft, tradition, work, family, stories, and drawing. The daughter of a civil engineer with construction knowledge and a developmental psychologist turned photographer, Megan naturally became a printmaker, incorporating family traditions of textile handwork and guild craftsmanship in the process. Moving to Richmond for college, Megan stayed to teach art in public school for 6 years while also volunteering at Studio Two Three, Richmond's community printshop. While she left for two years to earn her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, her love of Richmond drew her back, and she is once again a resident there. The former Program Manager at Studio Two Three, she now creates work in drawing, fibers, and various print media.
“Everything you make is being made by every single experience you've ever had in your whole life, and on top of that, things you were born with. I think your personality comes out…
The true strength of the creative arts is that you allow yourself to think about something. Then how it finds its way in your mind to the surface through your hands to-- whether it's paint or sculpture-- is intuited. I think there's reason to it. But could you extrapolate? Could you actually formulate a mathematical theorem? Absolutely not.” --Maya Lin
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