Megan Ward

Medium: Painting ~ Mixed Media | Location: Peterborough, ON
Megan is a painter based in Peterborough, Ontario, whose broad, mixed media approach to art-making is rooted in traditional 2D techniques. She grew up in a small village nearby and returned to the area upon graduating from OCAD University (Toronto) in 2012. Meg’s studio-gallery space, Hexagon Studios, is the home of her professional practice. It is open to the public for drop-in visits (and the commute is short because she lives just upstairs). The final year of her degree was completed at OCADU’s studio in Florence, Italy, and Meg holds a BFA in Drawing & Painting.

 

“My work considers the role that memories and personal symbolism play in our interactions with the external world, and how imagination, dreaming, and subconscious influences affect our recollections. The intersection of the common, relatable experience and the highly personal is what sparks my creativity. Inspiration comes in fits and starts from the many facets and rhythms of existence—from family photo albums to flea markets, nightmares and fairy tales, songs and the daily minutiae. I make use of oil and acrylic paints, photography, collage and image transfer techniques, pen and ink, and creative writing in my regular practice.”

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