I am an artist working out of my home studio in the uptown area. I graduated from LSU with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. My environment, landscapes, traveling, and the people that surround me are major inspirations for my representational work. I discover my subjects by engaging with the everyday world, capturing passing moments.
Artist + Meghan Methe
Describe your art in three words. Natural, Accessible, Alive
Describe yourself in one word. Genuine
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work? I love it's old world charm. I enjoy the vibrant, visually interesting landscapes, people, objects and places.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece? I love painting from life. Often I will paint portraits, still lifes, and landscapes from life. Since lighting, weather and seasons change, I use photos and memory as reference for my representational work. Photography is often necessary to capture fleeting moments, especially people in action. I also have been working more intuitively with no set plan as I start a painting. Because of this, I often switch up the way I approach a painting.
Where do you draw inspiration? From my surroundings, beautiful landscapes, street photography, old master painters
Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Willem de Kooning, Degas, Berthe Morisot, Fairfield Porter, Jules de Balincourt
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work? Dreamy, electric guitar melodies.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art? Walking my dog outdoors, and drinking tea with friends.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? October nights.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact. I love to sing karaoke, but I don't take myself too seriously.
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