Megan Swoyer has appreciated art since she was a child growing up in Connecticut, Ohio and Michigan. “As a kid, I was always making something or sketching with ‘drawing kits,’ ” she says. She started to study art seriously after becoming a member of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in Birmingham, MI.
“Art helps me to really see the world,” Megan says. “Everything is something to see.” A featured painter-in-the-garden (2008, 2009) at Michigan’s annual Franklin, MI Garden Walk, Megan says, “A flower’s beauty is short-lived, so I’m compelled to capture them in paint.” The award-winning artist, who has been juried into The Birmingham Community House’s Our Town art competition (statewide), also enjoys painting landscapes.
Besides her art endeavors, Megan is a professional editor and writer for regional and national newspapers, magazines, and websites. When it comes to Beauty, though, she’s at a loss for words. “Often, I can’t describe Beauty with words. But watercolor paints come close.”
Megan lives in Southeast Michigan with her husband and two sons. The family vacations at their cottage in Northeast Michigan, where Megan captures landscapes, wildflowers and lakeside beauty.