Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Meghan Spence is a visual artist working in acrylic paint. She studied painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC. Her acrylic paintings are in collections around North America and her work is shown regularly in galleries and art spaces around the province. Her roots are in the Okanagan Valley where she began as a self- taught artist. Meghan was involved with community based mural project in her hometown of Vernon, BC, with a team of artists creating large murals while growing the roots of her own art practice. Her love of the outdoors is often a springboard for her ideas as well as how she spends her free time. Meghan creates out of her studio in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
My landscape work explores the current human connection with nature. How our environment is used, respected and valued shapes our relationship with the natural world and the understanding of our place in it. What is it about nature that makes us feel whole? My work attempts to tease out those connections; the feeling of the landscape and the sense of place. Subject locations range from deep in the backcountry to out the car window because this is the current variability in how nature is experienced. Using colour, movement and broad brush stokes my paintings make an emotional connection to place. I use dense, opaque acrylic paint and raw brush marks to give the landscape mass and individual character. The environment is changing, complacency in the face of the climate crisis is ensuring irreversible consequences. Reconnecting with our need for nature can be a step in motivating meaningful climate action.