Megan was born in Peoria, Illinois and currently lives in Peoria with her two sons and husband. Megan has experience in water color, charcoal, and oil based colored pencil but specializes in painting and murals. Megan has a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Psychology and Studio Art Imagery from St. Ambrose University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Executive Development from Bradley University. For several years Megan had a studio at the Contemporary Art Center and worked along side of many local artists. Megan has partnered and participated in community art events such as the Delavan Art Show, Washington Art Festival, American Historical Society, Peoria Zoological Society, LISC, Ameri Corps, Historic Galesburg, Peoria Historical Society, Peoria County, Peoria Art Guild, and was a selected live muralist for the 2018 1st Annual Big Picture Peoria. Megan illustrated a published children’s book, WindSong, authored by New York Author, Concetta Rose Rella.
In January 2014 Megan’s family survived a house fire and lost nearly everything. This event changed their lives forever, and Megan quickly recognized the vitality of art and healing when she painted a Spider-Man mural in her son’s bedroom so he wouldn’t be scared to come back home. This was her first mural. Megan understands first hand the challenge to balance full time work, family, and school all while continuing her artwork. In a time where Megan was struggling to overcome criticism and pressure from others, for the first time in over a year, she painted for herself. “POP” was born for her own self care and represents internal strength and resiliency.