Megan Marie Myers is a painter, illustrator, and native Oregonian. Her painting studio is walking distance from downtown Bend, OR. A love of the outdoors is her constant inspiration; when she is not painting, she is out exploring trails and running in the Oregon outback.
Myers studied painting at Seattle University, receiving a BA in Visual Art. Following this, she spent a decade working in arts administration in the Seattle area. She began her career working with municipal public art programs, which eventually led her to employment in the studio of world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly, coordinating his private commissions and gallery exhibitions worldwide. Alongside her arts administration career, Myers continued making her own work. In 2012 Myers moved to Portland and shifted her focus to her own illustration and fine artwork. She started her business, Megan Marie Myers Ar,t and began designing her own line of greeting cards, museum quality fine art prints, calendars, and other paper goods. In early 2015, she relocated to Bend, bringing her closer to the wilderness where she relishes outdoor exploration, the foundation of her artwork.
In the last few years, Myers has shown work in dozens of Pacific Northwest businesses and markets. Additionally, she has taken on a variety of freelance illustration and licensing opportunities. Some of her wonderful clients include Free Range Equipment, Outdoor Ukulele, Mt. Bachelor, Blackstrap, Visit Bend, Summit Medical Group, The Broomsmen, and Hydro Flask.
My favorite projects are inspired by the outdoors and the connection we have to our natural surroundings and to each other. I enjoy crafting illustrations that are sincere and timeless, exploring themes of companionship, protection, wilderness, and the greatest adventure of all, love.
I like to use children and animals as my central figures. To me, they charmingly represent the limitless sense of wonder, the yearning to explore, and the resilience that each of us carry within. I enjoy creating rich landscapes, where the characters can roam, built of whimsical mountains, forests, deserts, rock formations, beaches, and rivers. The settings are often amplified as though you are experiencing a dream, a memory, or a figment of imagination.
The end result is a gentle invitation to reconnect with your natural surroundings and to each other. I hope that the work guides you back to your own happy memories but also forward--to approach your days with lightness, calm, and connection to the beings and places you love the most.