MEGHAN ELIZABETH HEDLEY ARTIST
trained in art and medicine | influenced by landscape observation, creative research, and healing studies
-traveling and creating between California, the Northwest, the Southwest and Florida-
bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
ART ELEMENTS GALLERY, Newberg, OR
Universally Unknown Gallery, Artsy.com
My work is a form of abstract landscape of both the person and the natural world.
My process is a CELEBRATION and a CONTEMPLATION
Raised in Southern California, influenced for 33 years amidst the landscape of the west, living two years on a horse rescue ranch in the high desert of New Mexico, and now living in North Florida, my work may be described as abstract landscape: a celebration, contemplation, and nod of gratitude to nature and the elemental cycles that both the natural world and human beings follow. I am an interdisciplinary painter and installation artist, teacher, entrepreneur, and health practitioner, integrating ancient and modern healing modalities with my art practice- the worlds of art, healing, and nature are carefully and playfully interwoven in my work. Visual meditation, numerology, spirituality, philosophy, vision work and creative exploration all find their way into my paintings and installations. I received my degree in Fine Arts and Philosophy at George Fox University (2010) and my Masters in Fine Arts in Painting at Washington State University (2013), followed by 4 years of Chinese Medicine study in Portland (2015-2019), and currently 3 additional years of graduate level Chinese Medicine study with the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture to be completed in 2024. I have shared work nationally in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, and New York, and internationally in England, Ireland, East Africa, and Italy, and am currently showing work in California, Oregon, and New Mexico.
My work is an inner reflection and tuning in to the self, the relation of self and neighbor, and the connection to the natural world. I am intrigued by the meeting of language and landscape, as I build my shifting and expanding visual language of expressive color and mark-making in my paintings. I am a creative researcher, taking in the influence of landscapes that I have spent time with and calling the spirit of a place into my studio practice, and integrating this with the internal landscape of the human. Nature fuels my painting process, and my style loosely captures the essence of land, place, and the divine. I encourage viewers to be open and flexible with the work, drawing out their own unique resonances and experiences.