Megan Welch is a painter and UNF adjunct instructor. She is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Megan holds an M.F.A. in Painting. She completed her B.F.A. in Fine Art with a concentration in Painting and Drawing at the University of North Florida, graduating in 2006. During her time at UNF, she studied in the Tuscany region of Italy and completed an art therapy internship with Art with a Heart for Children at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Megan's paintings and drawings have been shown regionally in the Northeast and Central Florida area. Recent career highlights include being included in a juried exhibition at World of Wonder Gallery in Los Angeles, completing an internship with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in their Public Art program, and having an essay published in Women's Caucus for Art's annual Pulse Newsletter. Most recently, she exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at Holly Blanton Art Studio & Gallery of Atlantic Beach, Florida.
“Through the ebb and flow of brush and pencil, my compositions build up and dissolve into visual representations of the metamorphic nature of the natural world. The works illustrate the vulnerable and temporal human life. Most recently my work has been a meditation on current events. The past year has been one of duality. It has been one of heavy grief, along with the unexpected time for reflection and reordering priorities. I started these drawings of organic objects as a way of grounding myself and finding a way back to my studio. When faced with the blank page, the prospect of drawing them they can feel daunting. As I go through the process, I find a meditative flow where every mark is a small step forward and what once felt impossible is complete.”
Photo by Justin Cooler.