January 10, 2019 on News by steve
Megan Fitzgerald is a young and imaginative artist born, raised and currently based in Montreal, Canada. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with honors in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in Toronto. From the moment her artist mother placed a brush in her hand, Megan has been in love with painting. Art making was a daily occurrence, gallery visits replaced soccer games and art was a way of life. Understanding, unraveling and expressively depicting all that surrounded her became an obsession, a passion that is manifested in her work today.
Megan spent 5 years as an art teacher for children, an opportunity that enabled her to view the world with the same innocent spirit as the young artists she worked with. Through two years of fine art training in College and another 3 years in University, Megan worked to keep this curiosity and wonderment in every art piece she approached. In 2015, she moved to Florence, Italy, deepening her artistic practice and exhibiting in the company of the renaissance masters and rolling hills of Tuscany. Together, the impressive landscapes and renowned figurative artworks that saturated the city began to seep into her artistic psyche. Returning to Montreal, Megan began a series of Tuscan landscape works, culminating in a sold out solo exhibition and permanent gallery representation at Chase Art Gallery in Montreal.
Today, she continues to produce landscape and portrait paintings in acrylics in her home studio as well as pursue other ventures such as public art installations, commissioned portraits and most recently, a self-curated exhibition that culminated in a silent auction for a local charity.