Through the rich medium of oils, Carrie’s exploration of light and color is an attempt to capture the unique sense of place, time and emotion evoked by each landscape that she paints. With a palette knife and squee gee, she builds a painting in layers working color and composition to distill the essence of a place. From the mountains to the sea, diverse natural environments inspire the work that she does, both en plein air and in the studio.
Originally from NYC, Carrie Megan began her career as a graphic designer and art director, where she worked for many years on branding and packaging for a diverse range of consumer products. Marriage and a position at Gillette as a design manager took her to the Boston area, where she settled and raised three children. Along the way, she discovered the exacting art of botanical drawing and painting, which lead her on a journey to capture the minute details and ephemeral beauty of plant life in growth and decay. After completing a certificate program and working many years as a botanical artist and teacher, she expanded her focus to take in the broad vistas of nature through the art of landscape painting. This dramatic shift in view from micro to macro, has informed a different approach to how she creates art, challenging her to look beyond the literal and to tap into a more instinctive way of working.
Carrie’s work has been exhibited in innumerable juried exhibitions in galleries and institutions and is in many private collections.