My work reflects two distinct views of the natural world: one macro and the other micro. After many years working exclusively as a botanical artist, capturing the minute details and ephemeral beauty of plant life in growth and decay, I have expanded my focus to take in the broad vistas of nature. That shift in focus has informed a different approach to how I create art, challenging me to look beyond the literal and tap into a more visceral way of working.
Through the rich medium of oils, my exploration of light and color is an attempt to capture the unique sense of place, time and emotion evoked by each landscape that I paint.
While painting landscapes, I continue to teach botanical art at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens and to create botanical drawings in graphite. Earlier botanical work can be viewed at: carriemeganbotanicalart.com