I am happy working inside my home studio. I also enjoy painting outside in the landscape. Painting from life helps me to truly see atmosphere and light. I shoot documentary photography with my film and digital cameras to capture passing moments and glimpses into the lives of others. Memory and invention also play a significant role in my creative process.
Artist + Meghan Methe
Describe your art in three words. Natural, Accessible, Alive
Describe yourself in one word. Genuine
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work? I love it's old world charm. I enjoy the vibrant, visually interesting landscapes, people, objects and places.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece? I drink a lot of tea in the studio, and listen to music on repeat. My process and approach changes from painting to painting. Usually, I start loose with little knowledge or pressure of the outcome.
Where do you draw inspiration? From my surroundings, beautiful landscapes, the Mighty Mississippi, street photography, old master painters
Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Willem de Kooning, Degas, Berthe Morisot, Fairfield Porter, Jules de Balincourt, Ana Mendieta
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work? Dreamy, electric guitar melodies.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art? Walking my dog outdoors, and drinking tea with friends.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? October nights.
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y'Art Satellite Gallery at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery and by appointment.
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