The Fairest Lilac, Oil on Canvas, 30in h x 24in w
Megan Emily Ely is a surrealist & fantasy artist based in Colchester, Connecticut and NYC. She is inspired by fairytales, mysticism, nature, dreams, and magic. Her work is primarily oil paintings, but she also utilizes mixed media techniques.
Megan views her art as a medium to add beauty and light in a world that can sometimes be challenging and dark. Her art is meant to spark magic, wonder, and mental well-being. She studied art & design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and also attended the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for two summer studios. In her past career she was a design director at Estée Lauder for 10 years and continues to consult in product design. She is affiliated with several artist communities, including the Greenwich Arts Council and the Essex Art Association. Her work has been shown in galleries including a recent show at the Bendheim in Greenwich, Connecticut and is scheduled for various upcoming shows at galleries throughout 2023/2024 including Spectrum Gallery, in Centerbrook, Connecticut.