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As a young child I had a 70s style Technicolor patchwork quilt. This was my “nap” quilt in preschool but unfortunately its vibrant colors and wild patterns were so distracting I would spend the whole of naptime looking at all the shapes and colors and trying to make some sort of sense of it all. By the time naptime was over each day, I was always good and tired and ready for rest. Fast forward many years and though I no longer have a crazy quilt keeping me awake, my mind still plays this Tetris sort of game mixing and matching colors and shapes before I fall asleep each night. I imagine it is my mind’s way of clearing itself for a good night’s rest. However, the play of colors and composition are so fascinating and beautiful that I’m drawn to recreate the fluidity and feeling of these images in my waking life. My paintings in oil use abstracted organic imagery and a dynamic palette of earthy color to capture this moment between waking life and sleep.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

First Thursdays July 2016

Hey all! Hope you are doing well and enjoying these long hot summer days! Heads up -  tonight is First Thursdays in the Arts District at the Northrup King Building from 5-9 pm! There will be FREE watermelon (while supplies last) served at the main entrance on Jackson Street. After your yummy treat, head up the stairs to the 2nd floor and to my studio (#274) which is the first door on the left.

I've been hard at work completing several new pieces since Art-A-Whirl, including these two below!

"Summer Solstice" | 24x36" | oil on panel | framed

"Only to Trip at the Sound of Goodbye" | 18x36" | oil on canvas | framed

Additionally, I do not currently have any further studio hours scheduled until September though am open by appointment. If you wish to come by before then, please feel free to contact me at megan@meganbell.net to set up a meeting.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Thank you!

Just a quick thank you to everyone that came out to join us during the 21st Art-A-Whirl this past weekend! I've heard from many artists that it was their best AAW to date. Personally, I've participated for the last 17 years and this was hands down the most well-attended and highest grossing Art-A-Whirl I've ever had. So THANK YOU! If you all want to come back for a big thank you hug, I'll be at the studio for First Thursdays in the Arts District on Thursday, June 2nd from 5-9. Hope to see you then!

"When All You Wanna Do is Run Away..." | oil on panel | Sold

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