In the Meeting Room Gallery during June . . .
I am a printer who created paintings inspired by the objects that intrigue me. I enjoy painting objects that I am drawn towards whether they are common, everyday objects, or something more unusual. When I paint I like to isolate and showcase the subject matter. It is important to me to maintain a realistic quality in my work, but, I also want the work to be expressive. I like to keep the objectís natural color while at the same time bring out unexpected hues and tones. I aspire to capture the unique beauty and subtleties of the singular object.
I have created a collection of twelve paintings each featuring a single flower. In this series, I portray the contrast between something as beautiful and free as a flower against the static, binding presence of the inorganic. Each painting depicts a flower that is being held by staples, tape, paper clips, or wire. This juxtaposition reflects in a small way the relationship between nature and the man-made object.
Megan Garbe was raised in Fairfield, CT. She is a graduate of Salve Regina University, class of 2010. She majored in Studio Art with a concentration in painting. Since graduation she has participated in several juried shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut; and is doing commissioned works. She currently works and lives in Lexington.