Megan Parkes is an emerging artist based in rural Manitoba with Métis heritage. She graduated from Red River College’s Graphic Design program in 2015 and worked the next five years in advertising. Becoming a mother gave her a stronger more resilient sense of self, and was a catalyst in her decision to step away from advertising and pursue painting..
Working mainly in acrylics, Parkes’ naturalistic colour palettes and realistic landscapes foster mindfulness of nature and close community. With rays of sunlight that cut through billowy clouds and soft waves that ripple against rocky shores, her contemplative paintings fill us with quiet reverie.
Save The Date: Megan Parkes’ first exhibition SAP: Reverie opens Saturday June 25th! Artist Reception 1:00 to 4:00 pm.