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Pepperell, MA 01463
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Megan Carty is a Boston area contemporary painter who makes uplifting abstract floral paintings for people who have a flair for bold boho statements and tailored style. Through her bubbly personality, her use of bright colors, and her positive healing message she's here to deliver joy for your well-dressed walls!

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Megan Carty Art creates new feminine collection of slides with I-Slide

Megan Carty

megan carty with floral slides

Hey!!

I’m so excited to share that I’ve create a whole collection of floral slides for I-Slide! I got to go into their headquarters for a bit and paint a pair of slides and discuss what my work means to me and how I want to impact others. And THEN I got to design a collection of slides with my artwork! What a wonderful experience, thank you so much I-Slide!!! (I love how these bring a much needed feminine touch to their assortment! Yay!) Go HERE to shop the collection! They won’t be available forever, so grab your pair now!

Watch and listen below as I talk about my battle with depression and how my artwork helps get the word out about mental health awareness.

Unboxing my NEW Case for Making Watercolors!

Megan Carty

Today’s fun little video shows the unboxing of my new handmade watercolors and travel palette I ordered from Case for Making, a small business based out of San Francisco. I also gave the luscious colors a quick try and am overjoyed at their quality!

Thanks for watching!

Visit: http://www.caseformaking.com to see beautiful watercolors and painting accessories

Visit: http://www.megancartyart.com to learn about me and view my work

Social Media:

 

Http://www.instagram.com/megan_carty_art

Http://www.facebook.com/megancartyart

Http://www.pinterest.com/megancartyart

Http://www.twitter.com/megancartyart

 

Supplies used:

Travel Watercolor case with canteen: https://www.caseformaking.com/cfm-watercolors-1/canteenpalette

Paintbrush: http://amzn.to/2GorwSf

Mixed Media Sketchbook: http://amzn.to/2GpsEVV

Watercolors: https://www.caseformaking.com/cfm-watercolors

 

*We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Thank you!

 

For filming:

I simply used my iPad Pro and my iPhone 6 and edited it all on my iPad Pro using LumaFusion.

Contact me: megan(at)megancartyart.com

How it feels when you want to end your life

Megan Carty

depression and suicide awareness

Hi friends!

Today I'm taking a break from painting in recognition of suicide prevention week. As you may already know from my "about" page, I've suffered from depression for 23 years so far and have been suicidal a fraction of that time; mainly in the last few years. This is a big "why" as to what my painting practice means to my self-support/healing and to my collectors.

I've been thinking a lot lately about my friends who have lost loved ones close to them to suicide and my heart aches for them. I see a lot out in the media for suicide awareness that discusses how we need to "know how to look for the signs" and how we need to be there for our loved ones and tell them we love them. And I agree. But I feel called and compelled to weigh in and say that people suffering from suicidal thoughts need to feel EMPOWERED to seek help for themselves. They need to feel like it is ok to tell close loved ones about their feelings and needs, and that they can go get help from a doctor or psychiatrist. People need to recognize the warning signs within THEMSELVES that something is wrong and that the disease of depression has taken root (and can worsen if untreated!) A knight in shining armor will not come save you from a "suicidal cliff"; you have to fight the dragon yourself and you CAN. You do NOT have to suffer in silence and fear burdening someone else with your "issues." You are sick!!! It is an illness that can have severe consequences and outcomes! You cannot sit around and wait for someone to recognize something might be off with you or read your mind.  In short, people are happy to help. Especially when they love you. But you have to TELL them about it!

In this video, I discuss very candidly what it feels like when you are in a suicidal mindset so it may shed some light as to a reason WHY. I can only speak for myself, but I wanted to share in case it helps someone else.

I also see a lot of loved ones left behind who blame themselves or feel regretful that they weren't "more helpful" to their friend in some way...that perhaps that person might still be here if they had "done more." I can't imagine the pain of that burden!!!!! And I'm here to say that, in my experience, that is not the case. When I felt like ending my life, it was coming from a place of love and sacrifice (as you will hear me discuss in the video). People say "how can you be so selfish to kill yourself and leave your family behind!?" and I get it. I discuss this in detail in the video and hope it brings a new light and lifts a bit of burden from your heart.

Thinking of you all and wishing you love and light!!!! Let's end this stigma!!!!!

The 100 Day Project 2016

Megan Carty

Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram (@megan_carty_art) you will see I've been participating in the 100 Day Project where I post a small painting study every day for 100 days. I'm learning so much about my art and what I love to make...it's been so eye-opening and valuable! Here, you can take a tour of the sketchbook I filled up the other day. I've had to start another one! Enjoy taking a peek!

Megan Carty on Facebook Live...Studio Update!

Megan Carty

Hey Guys! You HAVE to follow me on my Facebook Page! I'm going to start doing LIVE video broadcasts over there so you can see what I'm up to in real time! I'll be bringing you the "behind the scenes" look as I make my paintings, show you my space, give you tips and tricks about art, and Q/As. I hope you enjoy watching them and getting to know me! Join me over there and subscribe so you can be notified when I go LIVE!

Taking time to smell, um, PAINT the roses

Megan Carty

Here's a little sneak peek of my latest floral bouquet painting. This one is a small one at 11x14 size but it really packs a colorful punch if I do say so myself! You'll see that even when a flower is pink you can look closely at the colors and see reds in the shadows. I love that about color. It's so sneaky! I hope to have this one up for sale soon; along with some other smaller pieces. Subscribe to my newsletter if you would like to know when these are going to release ahead of time.

New Studio: Progress

Megan Carty

Hi friends! I'm so excited we are in the process of building my new studio space in an old garage attached to our house! Here's a little tour of what we've got so far! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

Unique Animal Nursery Art by Megan Carty

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Woodland Nursery Art Print by Megan Carty Lamb Art Print by Megan Carty Bird Art Print by Megan Carty Deer Woodland Nursery Art Print Hi friends! I'm so excited! Do you have a child's room or nursery that needs some cute artwork that is unique? Or, maybe you want some fun quirky art for your office or playroom?

I'm so excited about my new line of multi-media work! I've got a long list of baby animals I am painting using Acryla Gouache on clayboard. Then, I take some Arches watercolor paper and create a fun accessory for the critter using gouache and then trim it out with an X-Acto knife. I apply gel-medium to the back and affix it to the painting and it's done!

You can watch a time-lapse movie of me making one!

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I LOVE them. I've shown my original pieces to several people and everyone has commented that they would love the designs as prints, so I've gone ahead and created some! And for the true test, I've shown them to classrooms of children who all loved them and wanted one for themselves. That's a good sign!

The giclee prints I made are archival quality using professional inks that will last more than a lifetime on 100% cotton rag ultra thick paper. I've sized them at 12x12 inches...not too big and not too small. When they are framed, they really make a nice statement on their own or as part of a group.

Do you have an animal you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments below! I'm currently working on a unicorn, a bear cub, and a baby fox (kit) and have a list of others I'd like to do. Only so much time in a day, especially with 3 little ones underfoot! Ha!

I'm selling the original pieces here in my shop and I'm selling the unframed prints at my Etsy store (where you can find more details on each print!) I hope you like them as much as I do!

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