Artist Interviews on the Jackson's Art Website
26th July 2018 by Julie Caves
Megan Chapman is an American artist from Fayetteville, Arkansas who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her abstract paintings are a balancing of shape and line with colour. In addition to her painting, Megan mentors artists, she has created a series of videos called Tuesday Studio Video Visits and for the last 11 years she has written about her practice each week on her studio blog. Her paintings have recently been a part of the HBO TV series True Detective. I asked Megan some questions about her painting practice and ideas.
Julie: Tell us a little bit about your artistic background/education.
Megan: I grew up in a house full of books, music, and art, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Because of this, I have always been interested in the arts ever since I was a small child. Ultimately painting became the strongest calling.
Julie: How would you describe your practice and has it changed since you moved to Scotland?
Megan: My painting practice is influenced by my daily life as well as my memories and emotions. Once in my studio, I listen to music, usually with a certain song on repeat. The music I listen to greatly influences my practice by creating the energy I need to do the work I want to do. I feel that as a painter I am a conduit, always receiving and synthesising information from various sources. I focus on this information and...
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