As Winston S. Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” For artist and TSG Memphis Vol. 2 member Megan Hurdle, this quote couldn’t be truer. Discovering her passion for painting at a young age in her grandmother’s studio, Megan credits her art as a way “to create things that elevate the mundane, make beautiful what many might see as ugly, and connect, if only for a moment, with the raw, the real, the remarkable.” She paints pieces as a way to make sense of the world, and she creates works of art that are special and unique to her clients.
Megan Hurdle’s one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces on paper feature a variety of pigments, such as gouache, acrylics, oil pastels, copper, collage, resin finish, and chalk. Her skull works explore the masculine side of her work, while her crown pieces touch on the more feminine side of her inspiration of costumes and dress-up. Megan’s paintings are highly sought after as they make the perfect additions to her clients’ homes, so naturally, she stayed busy during the holidays creating some gorgeous commission pieces to be placed neatly under the tree.
Mother, artist, creator…Megan Hurdle is so many things, but she put it best when she said, “Art is not what I do. It’s who I am.”