us a bit about your background -- what led you into art?
My mother is a talented artist, and I grew up watching her draw these
crazy photo-realistic colored pencil drawings that looked like paintings
and got really frustrated that I couldn't draw like that. So I keep
trying; maybe one day I will get close. That and I'm not good at much
else. It’s possibly the only thing that really makes sense to me, the
thing that I can lose myself in.
seem to work with a lot of similar themes. What inspires your designs?
Little discoveries, curiosity, the small things I know little about that
spark an interest for knowledge and the connections made with the world
give me inspiration. I feel like I'm learning a personal language with
my imagery. Some things commonly repeated in every piece are like the
"ands" "the's" and "of's" of my conversation and everything else that
comes with that curiosity spark is like an extension of my vocabulary.
us a bit about your design and the story behind it
This piece is called "I made this for you." It was done when I was
thinking about friendship rituals, making connections, and celebrating
the things you have in common with those closest to you.
What’s your studio/workspace like?
I work in downtown Portland at Trade Studios, a spacious, cozy, and tidy
space I share with a group of talented painters, printmakers, and
photographers. The diversity in mediums and creativity I am surrounded
with is very inspiring, especially when we have the chance to
collaborate with one another. There's always something interesting going
you were a Crayola color, what color would you be?
Probably Spring Green.
You can find more of Meg’s work on her website at