Paintings By Megan
The life of an hawaiian painter

About the Artist

Megan Collins is an artist that currently paints in Acrylics. She didn’t begin painting until after she moved to Hawaii.  The tropical splendor and fabulous profusion of colors she found every were she looked, created a hunger to create what she saw.  It was then she realized that she was supposed to be painting, and has been painting ever since!

Megan was born in November of 1962 on a small island off the coast of Maine. Both her mother and grandfather were artists, and she began sketching at a young age.  She grew up on stories of the Wyeth family from her brother, who used to frequent Monhegan, and is perhaps most strongly influenced by Jamie Wyeth and Peter Poskas whose artwork she has loved since she was a child.  Even now, after many years in Hawaii, she still finds the coastal scenery and jagged coastlines of Maine tremendously inspirational.  Although she paints mostly Hawaiian tropical scenes, she revisits her love of Maine in her artwork as well.

Megan studied music for many years, beginning her first voice lessons when she was six, and piano at eight. A 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College, her major was in Geography and Education, and she also studied both art and music.  Her creative gifts have flourished throughout her life through performances in both music and summerstock theater, designing playbills, writing poetry and music, jewelry design, pottery, calligraphy, and, most recently, fine art.

Today, Megan lives with 6 birds, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, cows and several million honey bees on a farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.  When she isn’t painting, she’s busy tending to her flock, collecting honey, and seeing to her 30 acres of fruit & avocado trees.

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