Megan is a painter, illustrator and collage artist originally from Wellington, New Zealand. Much of her work takes elements of the classical depiction of human subjects and subverts it in a way that moves it away from traditional portraiture, giving it complexity and depth as the figures emerge from the painted surface in varying stages of completeness. The negative space plays almost as strong a role as the figures themselves as contextual details such as setting, and in many cases even the clothes and hair of her subjects are swallowed up by abstract passages of colour.
In her current body of work she is focusing on ways to combine her previously quite separate practices of collage and painting as well as incorporating the use of digital editing programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, which have become such an increasingly huge part of digital-era art. Although the finished product is created solely through traditional oil painting techniques, the end result shows evidence of every step of the process, the original collage, the digital manipulation, and the final unifying physicality of the painted surface.