A Contemporary Impressionist, Meaghan paints using oils and palette knives on stretched canvas. Dynamic texture formed from an expressive impasto technique is characteristic of her work, allowing for an amplified sense of depth in each piece. Use of vibrant color creates unique energy that draws the observer into the painted space. Many describe her work as simultaneously vivid and peaceful- a quality that she believes stems from a three year battle with leukemia as a teenager, and her deep faith in God.
Inspired by nature, Meaghan believes that the beauty around us is one of the most amazing ways God touches us daily with His presence. Akin to her own experience with the healing abilities of art, the goal of her work is to provide a visual resting place where viewers can escape, unload the burdens of their day, and be reminded of the joy and splendor all around us.
A 2006 graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design, and a 2009 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, Meaghan’s education afforded the opportunity to study Renaissance Art and Architecture at Oxford University and travel Europe. This experience greatly influenced her artistry, by developing new skills and techniques, and studying classic works in person. Her art articulates memories of these travels.
Currently, Meaghan lives and works in Central Pennsylvania. This area, as well as the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she was born and raised, heavily influence the panoramas of her art. Her work has been displayed at numerous regional galleries and arts festivals in Pennsylvania and New York State. Meaghan’s work is on permanent rotation at the Capital Complex in Harrisburg, PA. Heavily involved with art in healing, she has worked with the House of Care at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, and Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, where pieces are being used to provide a more soothing and uplifting environment for patients.