In Megan Read’s highly refined paintings, figurative and still life subjects are placed in dark, vast environments giving the viewer a glimpse into calm, contemplative worlds. Her quiet shadowy works revolve around traditional elements like flowers or the nude figure but often include contemporary references to brands and splashes of color and modernity that invoke a sense of surprise. Working in oil, sometimes at quite a large scale, her paintings explore the concepts of human expansion, contraction, vulnerability, protection and other contradictory themes such as the perpetual or constant vs the transitory and contemporary. She considers many of her paintings aspirational portraits of multiple selves: who you are, who you want to be, and all of the you’s that must coexist.
$15,000 includes shipping to USA.