Who Am I?
Hi! I'm Megan Carty... I make cheerful abstract floral paintings that are uplifting and color-drenched for people who have a flair for bold statements and tailored style. My bubbly personality, use of bright colors, and positive attitude help deliver ZING to your well-dressed walls!
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"
I grew up in a mill town just outside of beautiful (and inspirational!) coastal Portland, Maine. I had a whimsical childhood where art had a place in everyday life. After I earned my B.F.A. degree from Syracuse University’s School of Art and Design I spent many years doing graphic design work for a wide assortment of retail clients; but was left feeling unfulfilled and without purpose. Inspired by my life-long dream to be a full-time painter, I'm thrilled to now be focused on my purpose to uplift and heal others through my fine art work. My colorful paintings and prints reside with collectors all over the United States and the United Kingdom. My bubbly personality shows through in my abstract pieces as I try to spread joy and peace one painting at a time. When I'm not painting I run around barefoot with my sweet husband Chris and our three small children in the countryside of charming Pepperell, Massachusetts.
Being a healing artist is a wonderful gift I take very seriously. Because I love to create and make, it was very hard to narrow down my painting style until I realized my life’s purpose, or, my “why.” I’ve suffered and battled the disease of Depression for over 20 years thus far. I know what it is like to know deep shattering loss. I know what it is like to be unable to function, have zero motivation, feel physically in pain all the time; to feel so lost and empty, and to feel deep down that you are not a good mother for your children…that they would be better off with someone else more this or that.
Thanks to medication and a lot of hard work (and support from my family!) I have learned these feelings are a reaction to a chemical imbalance and are not real...like a mirage in the desert. I am now in a good place and continue to thrive! This ongoing battle has lead me to be a conduit for positivity in the world. Creating my art has been so healing for me...I want to inspire and heal others as well by using my art to fill their lives with soothing, uplifting, and comforting energy. I do not use the color black in my paintings. I create paintings with unexpected combinations of vibrant happy color in hopes that it will brighten your home and give you something simply pretty and joyful to reflect and meditate on. When I paint I put all my happiest and most joyful innermost soul into what I do and I hope that shows. My original art vibrates with the my actual bubbly spirit energy; no matter how depressed my body is, my soul will always shine a colorful light. My job is to share this.
I hope this brings clarity as to why I create what I do and I consider it an honor to contribute to the greater good in this way. It’s the way God gave me and the only way I know how!
I book painting commissions; please email me at
email@example.com if you are interested in having your own special painting with Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da color created for yourself or as a unique gift!