Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
As many of you know, I recently gave birth to my second miracle, Aneliese Blaire Henley. As one might expect, most of my energy has been put into nursing the baby, playing with both kids, snuggling, photogragphing them, and then of course, my least favorite of these things...working.
I did, however, take enough time in the recent weeks to work out some new images I had floating around in my head. Still greatly influenced by Hundertwasser, the images of orbs becoming flowers, becoming buildings, becoming landscapes finally landed successfully on the canvas in these latest works.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Solo Exhibit: Scratching a New Surface: Recent Sgraffito Works by Meghan Henley
Opens July 6, 2007 in the beautiful Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut, TN. Several of Meghan's most recent works will be shown and will be available for purchase at this church throughout the month of July.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Here are some shots of my paintings in the Arts & Culture Alliance 2007 Members Exhibition which runs June 1-30, 2007, at the Emporium Center in Knoxville. There are so many great artists featured this month! Please stop by if you haven't already!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Some of my Sgraffito Styled Paintings will be in the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance 2007 Members Exhibition that opens June 1st. The "First Friday" reception will be held in the Three Flights Up Gallery located on Gay Street in the Emporium Building. Although I will not be in attendance, feel free to stop by for some great art, wine, and conversation! Meanwhile, I will be vacating!!! White sands and crystal blue waters, here I come!!!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I will be selling large and small canvas paintings, watercolors, Sgraffito paintings, greeting cards and more throughout the summer at the Market Square Farmers Market in Knoxville, TN. Although it takes place every Wednesday and Saturday, I will only be at the following markets in the next two months:
(I will post August and September dates at a later time.)
As always, my paintings are also available through contacting me or at www.meghanhenley.etsy.com. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Since the recent birth of my daughter, I have had images exploding in my mind but can't find the time to get them on canvas or paper. Here are the very few that I have found time for. Plus, I have added many larger (old) pieces to my store. Visit www.meghanhenley.etsy.com to see what's new!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Aneliese Blaire Henley was born at 10:27 am on Wed March 14th. She was so sweet to only require 3 pushes and has been an absolute delight since entering the world. She weighed 7 lbs even and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her big brother, Collin could not be more proud and we are all in love with her. Will post more art soon but for now my focus is on our newest arrival!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
This is a fantasy oil painting I did several years ago that leaves some viewers uncomfortable, my brother especially. He even removes it from the walls when he comes to visit. It is entitled, "Gestation". It is a bird from my imagination with masculine features but clearly gestating... I just love "him". Anyway, as I near the end of the pregnancy, I felt compelled to post my bird since I feel about as big as "he" is portrayed. Okay, bigger.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Perhaps it is because I am into my final two months of pregnancy with a baby girl, but I am feeling extremely drawn to the "feminine" lately. As many of you know, I was originally interested in the female figure in both painting and sketch. This eventually developed into my painting extremely exagerated hips and breasts. And then into pregnant figures and fertility goddesses...
After feeling very comfortable in my skin as an artist, I decided to expand on my abstraction and that has been my focus for the past couple of years. This change of direction all started when I picked up my paintbrush again after my son, Collin was born. I for some reason was no longer as intrigued by the fertility figures and pregnant body as I had just gone through all of that. I painted abstract forms and added more linear elements to my compositions (although one could still find many rounded forms within the painting).
Well, here I am, being drawn back to the fertile images again. I am wanting to create feminine compositions and lean towards the roundness I used to be so fond of. I am actually excited about revisiting what I once loved. So although the featured image is one I did a while ago, it is the feminine aspect that I will hopefully "draw from" again. Wish me luck!