Megan Chapman

The wind took us places (we didn't know existed)
Mixed media on paper 3.5x5"
© 2012 Megan Chapman
Megan Chapman was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Oregon. She have shown her work over the past seventeen years in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington State, Washington D.C., Philadelphia PA, as well as overseas in Liverpool, England and most recently in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work has appeared in various publications and is held in numerous private collections nationally as well as internationally.

Chapman's most recent series of popular small works continues to explore her love of vintage book paper, this time in the form of a World Atlas from 1947. These pieces are created on 140lb, acid free paper. These simple works celebrate clean design, using a sewn stitch where the artist would normally use a pencil line and with only specific areas painted white to allow the beauty of the old print colors to shine through. Chapman wanted these pieces to feel clean and fresh for winter with a dash of hope for the spring!

Carried away
Mixed media on mdf 6x6x3/4"
© 2012 Megan Chapman
One of her latest series, "The absence of words" will also be available and consists of gesso, white acrylic, torn vintage paper, graphite, color pencil, walnut oil and charcoal powder. These works are created on 6x6x3/4" MDF (medium density fiber board). They are not unlike the pieces from her "Sometimes I love you and other stories" series in their basic composition and palette but there is something missing. The typed words on the vintage paper are not there. Communication from these works continues through the texture in skips and sputters of paint rather than type.