Meg is a 2D mixed-media artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her undergraduate degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in Studio Art. She received her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Meg is the author and illustrator of Minnealphabet: An Outdoorsy Homage to Minneapolis and the illustrator of “Outdoorsy: A Coloring Book Celebrating Our Connection to the Natural World”. She is the Co-creator of the award-winning River to River Greenway Mural in West St. Paul and the recipient of a 2023 individual artist Residency at the Tofte Lake Center.
Meg’s work is inspired by the natural world (most often the woods, water, and trees of the Midwest). She looks for and finds ways to connect with students and collectors through art and nature. Meg is interested in documenting moments of quiet, joy, solitude, and locations that allow for introspection. She collects ideas and reference images while paddling, hiking, swimming, and in creative communities. Those observed moments or scenes are distilled to memory. Paint and paper are her materials of choice. Drawing, painting, gluing, and cutting are used interchangeably in her practice. She builds layers with collage and/or paint that are mounted to a surface and coated in resin. meg loves the evidence of the human hand, a wonky line or subtle imperfections speak to the human behind the work and she delights in it.
Meg believes that art connects us. It is a powerful tool that helps us articulate our stories when words can’t convey the magic and beauty of a moment or a scene. Meg is working to document that magic and help others do the same.