Meg’s career and interests have been diverse. Originally trained as a classical violinist, she began violin lessons at the age of five. She received scholarships from a number of music institutes, where she studied classical music performance and music theory. By the age of 18, Meg was working full-time both as a classical violinist and as a studio musician in a Los Angeles recording studio . She has a broad classical music performance background which has included solo recitals, chamber music and orchestral concerts. Meg’s musical experience spans 30 years; she has performed in live concerts with jazz legends including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, played in recordings for rhythm and blues great Ray Charles, and with rock and industry icons such as Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Christopher Cross and Madonna. She has also worked with studio orchestras at MGM, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, NBC/TPI, and Turner Entertainment.
After years of formal education in violin and music performance, Meg felt her own self expression had become clouded by the strict rules and demands she had experienced as a musician. She said, "I longed to re-discover my feelings by approaching visual art and writing through free association. I met a wonderful visual artist, Judy McDonald, whose approach to drawing instruction allowed me to freely experiment. I began to combine this work with self-taught digital photography, joined an on-line art community working in digital collage, The Creative Matrix, and continued attending private workshops about symbolism in art such as The Gregorian Schola Program’s advanced study of letterforms and music notation as language and visual art, at the Abbey St. Pierre de Solesmes, France.
Meg has also developed a growing interest in the arts as therapy - which led to a decision to focus on studies that included courses on domestic violence, human behavior, non-verbal communication, psychodrama, human interaction, Buddhist meditation, and mental development - all of which play a role in the subject matter and implications of her digital art. In 1983, she completed her studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and psychology .
In addition to Meg’s interest in art and music, she later developed a desire to help children in need and became involved in the prevention of child abuse - an endeavor which evolved out of her own experience as an abused child. She began helping childhood trauma survivors, “connect to the healing power of their own creativity,” by telling their stories through words music and visual art . As a part of that effort, she shares her blog - Healing Through Visual, Literary and Performing Arts - with them.
Meg's art has been exhibited and sold in galleries, online and at live storytelling performances for galleries and organizations such as Families With Children from China. Pieces from Meg's online galleries are available as archival prints.
"Over the last few years," Meg comments, "my work has become increasingly interdisciplinary and of a therapeutic nature. I’ve chosen to share rather than sell it over the Internet in hopes of helping others discover the healing power of storytelling within the realm of myth and fantasy." Her work can be seen in features by organizations supporting mythic art and the creative arts that fall outside genre-specific categories, such as The Endicott Studio For Mythic Arts Redux online and in connection with The Interstitial Arts Foundation in Faerie Magazine.
Today, Meg continues to create intriguing digital art images and remains committed to helping abused children.
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