The Art Shoppe’s mission is to provide a viable business place for local Minnesota artists to display and sell their work, gain business and marketing skills, and mentor and empower each other to increase artists’ exposure and income. We promote opportunities for a diverse community of artists.
Featured Artist: Megan Moore
Megan grew up in Huntsville, AL and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 with a degree in Illustration. She moved to Minneapolis after graduating, and has enjoyed the opportunity to work as an artist here in Minnesota. Megan is proud to have her work in many venues around the twin cities—shops, galleries, in public art, and in clinical settings, as well as private collections.
You can often find her work in her studio at the Northrup King Building (#423), during the building’s open studio events (First Thursdays of each month, as well as Art-a-Whirl in May and Art Attack in November). She also works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Megan lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis with her husband and their two children.
My paintings examine nature and explore composition. I work as a studio artist, developing compositions and ideas from many sources of reference. My work is accessible, calming, and at times meditative. With elements of magic realism and personal symbolism, I create images that are balanced and calm. Simplified, graphic, and studied, these paintings are inspired by sights from nature and everyday life. I build upon this inspiration to create new scenes that convey the balance of pattern and asymmetry found in nature.