During my time at Madron Gallery I dealt works mostly by deceased artists. (My specialty was impressionism and social realism, from 1890-1950 and some modern, post-war). But every so often, I had the privilege of working with a local artist and among my favorite people to work with is Megan Williamson. To describe her as an artist is too easy. She's an advocate, activist, patron, friend and so much more.
In 2009 she exhibited her show, bed of earth, blanket of blue air at the gallery. We hung the show by neighborhood and she wrote snippets about her experience painting plein aire at each location directly on the walls. We were constantly exchanging ideas via email, engaging conversations (where we discovered her roommate in NYC was my professor and mentor at college) and we always had a blast.
Megan is just about to embark on her twentieth solo show at Cliff Dwellers in Chicago. And I'm proud and happy to be working with her again. I'll be handling Megan's press releases, marketing, artist branding and social networking.
I adore much of Megan's work because I can see her sensibility and spontaneity in each precious canvas but they also remind me of the nooks that we used to walk by in our old 'hood. Now, Megan is moving on to still lifes and figurative works that employ her Fauve, expressionist brushstrokes into spatial studies of modern allegory.