B I O
Megan Posas grew up in the Midwest, spending most of her childhood in Indiana. She comes from humble family origins - a history of school teachers, stay-at-home moms, and migrant workers. Posas has always dreamed big - for a Midwesterner that meant moving to a big city, pursuing a career as an artist, and living near an ocean.
Posas graduated from the Eskenazi School of Art (at Indiana University) with her BFA in painting in 2013. Shortly after, she headed straight to San Francisco with two suitcases and an easel.
Posas' work has been included in many exhibitions around the Bay Area; including curated shows, exclusive auctions, art fairs, private events and more. Pieces from Posas' many bodies of work hang on the walls of collectors' homes around the world.
Posas holds an additional bachelor's degree in Spanish and loves traveling, getting in the ocean, and training in the performance art of Mongolian Contortion. Over the past five years, the circus arts have become a big part of her life and have expanded her creativity to include movement as a vital, regular practice.
H E R W O R K
Megan's art is directly influenced by her environment, the seasons of life, and her own spiritual and emotional growth. Using playful color relationships, she interprets the world around her and within through a vibrant lens.
House Portraits and Urbanscapes, two of her earlier bodies of work spanning over the first few years spent living in San Francisco, are love notes to the city. These paintings embody the beautifully quirky & free spirit of SF. Seaside Revelations and Anemones turn to the ocean as a means of healing and enlightenment, while Poppies, Aerialscapes, Wandering, and Reefscapes were all created during the pandemic and explore themes of abundance & protection, uncertainty, and escape.
Recently, Posas has introduced drone photography and digital painting into her creative process, using these technologies as preliminary "sketches" for larger oil paintings. Her paintings float somewhere between abstract expressionism and realism, challenging the viewer's perception of believable color relationships in representational painting.