In April we went down to Florida for a visit with family, and went to the Historic State Park of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Yearling, plus many other books from this house. The rural area is called Cross Creek, where she had orange groves, gardens and a quiet place to live and write. I so enjoyed spending the second day there painting. 8"x10" oil on board, framed $150 each
Meg West went to Philadelphia College of Art, majored in Graphic Design, and minored in Painting. After working for several years as a graphic designer, in 2000, she started painting again full time.
West paints as a localist, focusing her painting in Albemarle and surrounding
Counties, as well as Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway.
Meg paints every day and enjoys the rhythm and momentum that comes with a steady flow of painting. The act of painting is what is important-enjoying the feeling of being connected to the environment, herself and the painting.