Who Am I?
Hi! I'm Megan Carty... I make vibrant paintings that are uplifting and color-drenched for people who have a flair for bold statements and tailored style. I want to deliver healing energy to your well-dressed walls!
Despite graduating with a B.F.A. degree from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, I felt fearful that my love and passion for painting would never amount to a fruitful career as a fine artist. I worried I didn’t have the “right” connections nor did I come from money or live near a big city where opportunities could abound. I had the talents and skills, but my mindset was all wack-a-doodle! I didn’t dare show my paintings to others, so I pursued a sturdy career in graphic design...it felt like a safe and sure way to make an income.
The years went by and I felt so creatively stifled and anxious. I felt jealous of other people who were sharing their art work and thriving. I was always noticing myself saying “I could do that!” That’s when I finally realized I was the one holding myself back! I did a lot of work on improving my negative mindset and that’s when everything changed!
The internet and social media has allowed me to live with my family in an idyllic little town in the beautiful New England countryside and still share my work and connect with people all over the world. I have bravely stepped into my power to create the work I was meant to make in the world.
My favorite paintings feature bright colors that make an unmistakeable statement. This is NOT for everyone! But I know there are beautiful people out there who see themselves in my art. Your truths are reflected in the canvas and you are ready to stand for something in your decor. You are ready to bravely say: “This is ME!” You are no longer willing to shrink away, dull your shine, or blend into a faceless crowd.
I spent a lot of my life being the shy shrinking violet in order to avoid criticism or drama. I felt the need to blend in and not make waves. I wanted everyone to like me. And now, I realize the importance of standing for something; whether it is a huge charitable cause or for something personal for ourselves. When we choose to proudly embody who we most wish to be, we transform our lives for the better. And that, my friends, is how I want to show up and what I’m here to help you with.
To listen to my story and learn more about me, click the link to listen to my interview with Youngman Brown in his popular podcast "Your Creative Push."
Megan Carty is a toe-tappin' finger-snappin' artist who makes thoughtful and honest abstract paintings for style-mavens who have a flair for bold statements and unmistakeable style. Through her bubbly personality, her use of bright colors, and her positive messages of joy and mindfulness she's here to bring you JOY and deliver ZING to your well-dressed walls!
Her colorful art has been featured by Anthropologie, Homegoods, Maine Home & Design, Maine Cottage, the Improper Bostonian, Glitter Guide, The English Room, Loom & Kiln, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and The Boston Daybook. When she's not joyfully slinging the paint you can find her listening to records, hiding from her three young kiddos, indulging in bad reality television (that MAY involve housewives) while savoring a delicious hot chocolate. Her awesome husband Chris always adds just the right amount of marshmallow!
Megan regularly creates fresh original paintings for sale. Sign up for her Collectors Circle here to find out (before anyone else!) when new collections are to be released.