Biography

Megan Evans Profile

I create vibrantly colorful works on canvas that evoke emotion and inspire joy through acrylic mediums. I relish adding my own unique touch to abstract cityscapes, figurative abstracts, animals, flowers and landscapes. I draw inspiration from nature, particularly where I live in Sooke, British Columbia. My father was a gardener, so growing up I was surrounded by trees and flowers which fascinated me with their colors and textures. By age ten, I developed chronic back pain and at the seventeen, I was diagnosed with the spinal disease spondylolisthesis. At eighteen I had spinal surgery. The pain and trauma from that inspired me to use the creation of art as a tool for healing. Chronic pain influenced my art and my life for decades.

 

I believe I create joyful pieces to bring happiness to others, because I know what it feels like to be alone and in pain. As a quiet person, I feel that painting has always been a safe space to allow me to express my feelings and be as loud as I want on canvas. To me, life is fluid—ever changing. I’m not afraid to experiment or learn new techniques that enhance my work and expand my subject matter. What makes my work unique is my intention to influence healing and happiness in other people—to connect and let them know that they’re not alone on their life journey.

 

Megan is also the co-author of No Quarter: Dominium, No Quarter: Wenches and Search for the Holy Grail. If you'd like to explore her book series visit: 

The No Quarter Series.

The Mystic Lane Gallery was named after one of her favourite paintings - Mystic Lane.

Education

  • Student of the Ginger Cook Online Art Academy since 2018

  • Completed various literary classes with the Victoria School of Writing in 2003-2004

  • Graduated from Pacific Design Academy in 1997 with a certificate in Interior Design and Decoration

  • Completed various Art and English classes from Camosun College in 1996

Artistic Affiliations

  • A member of the Sooke Arts Council since 2018

  • A member of the Victoria Arts Council since 2004

  • A member of the Coast Collective since 2008

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Commissions

Megan is open to painting commissions. If you have an idea, send her an email with a photo or any images you have in mind. 

Georgian Bay.jpg

Georgian Bay, Ontario, 14x18 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas. Commissioned as a Christmas present.

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White Poppies with Texture, 20x24 inches, 1.5 inch depth, acrylic paint and modelling paste on gallery wrap canvas. Commissioned to decorate a newly renovated bathroom.