21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2015 | Meghan Howland


Meghan Howland, D. 1, oil, 18 x 24.

Meghan Howland, D. 1, oil, 18 x 24.

Art Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts from New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. I am currently earning my master’s degree in fine arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Style: My works use the figure and nature to create complex emotional imagery from a contemporary viewpoint.

Creative Spark: I get inspired by systems in nature and the ultimate struggle for balance in our natural world. I’m moved by the language of painting and everything it entails, including color, light, line, and composition. Everything I make comes from a genuine emotional stance that is my own, and my works reflect my reaction to that state of awareness.

Second-Choice Career: I would either teach painting or be a botanist and explore jungles, studying rare species of plants.

Other Passions: I’m really into music, especially the local scene. I’m very interested in farming, living simply, and ancient civilizations. I also collect and study a wide variety of plants.

One Thing People Don’t Know About You: I belong to the Maine Orchid Society.

Pet Peeve: I greatly dislike greed and ignorance.

Quirkiest Trait: I’m told that I have a knack for sensing things before they happen. I also am really good at guessing precisely what time it is.

Favorite Studio Music: Lately I’ve been listening to The Wipers, Butcher Boy, and Múm.

Future Goals: Build a self-sustainable home, save a dog, visit Japan, and start an art collective with a few of my friends.

Price Range: $2,000 to $6,000.

Representation: Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

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