Megan enjoys pioneering new techniques when she creates art and repurposing media in unconventional ways.
One medium she enjoys using is copier toner on pronto plates. She manipulates the powder in wet and dry applications by brushing, erasing, or smudging it over the smooth plates. It is imperative to her process that this medium delivers unexpected and uncontrollable results. When the dry toner falls off her brush, she stops to review and analyze the effect. She chooses to either accept the results or wipe them away and continues to paint. But when she works with her wet toner solutions, it appears to draw by itself.
One brush stroke of wet toner can quickly fragment into several fingers as it travels across the surface and dries.
Megan also builds her own canvases by stretching repurposed coffee bags over wooden frames. She loves drawing on the knobbly surfaces with oil pastels – an arduously time-consuming adventure. Megan enjoys working with these materials because it gives her art unique textures, colors and expression of her visions.
Megan Morgan is a mixed media artist and graphic designer who was born in Illinois, and moved to Colorado in 1986. Megan graduated from Colorado State University in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Fine Art. Megan was hired as a junior designer at Monigle Associates in Denver, CO for 2-1/2 years, then moved to Steamboat Springs, CO for twelve years with her husband Jamie. There she started Strange Bird Designs in 1999, her self-owned graphic design business. In 2012, Jamie and Megan moved back down to the front range of Colorado and now own/operate Strange Bird Designs together in Louisville, CO.