Kona Series Release: Part 2

With Christmas around the corner, I am releasing 6 new paintings for my Kona 2019 Series. The sizes of the paintings are 12″ x 36″ and 18″ x 36.” It has been pretty cold at my warehouse of a studio lately, so I am taking a wee break from painting until it warms up a…

Kona Series Release: Part 1

I have officially released my new series inspired by my time in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, back in August 2019. All 7 original abstract paintings are on canvas and they are ready to hang. I am planning to release several more pieces before I complete this series. For these first few paintings, I am particularly excited about…

BAHAMAS, CHAPTER 3: Bimini

“Have you heard of Ferrari and Lamborghini?” Antonio asked, as his machete sank into the half-frozen tuna carcass. “Uh…yes.” “That’s where I’m from. Modena. My family makes balsamic vinegar.” The thought of balsamic vinegar drizzled on cherry-tomato bruschetta temporarily lulled me away from the smell of decomposing fish guts. I had eaten nothing but chicken…

New Bahamas Series Release

I am now releasing my new series inspired by my time in the Bahamas back in February 2019. All 9 original abstract paintings are on canvas. Message Me on Facebook or e-mail me at meganwillisart@gmail.com if you would like more information about a piece. I also posted the new paintings to my store at the…

BAHAMAS, CHAPTER 2: Exuma

From the plane’s window, I watched the imposing clouds of New Providence island morph into carefree clouds that hovered above the unending Exuma cays. The sapphire blue ocean transformed into neon turquoise with patches of exposed bright white sand. The islands appeared flat and deserted. Each time we passed over an island, I assumed we…

BAHAMAS, CHAPTER 1: Nassau

As the plane descended into cloud-checkered Nassau, pine trees waved from the runway. “Is this normal weather for February?” I asked the taxi driver as I watched the Bahamian sky darken. “Eh…the seas aren’t usually this rough. No boats went out today.” I shrugged, “Well, I’m here, so…” It was hard for me not to…

IN THE STUDIO: Packaging Paintings

Since I sell my original abstract paintings exclusively online and ship them all over the United States, I think it is important to explain my packaging process. As an artist, there is nothing I fear more than if my clients excitedly opened up a box, only to discover a damaged painting. I buy online too…

COCOS SERIES: New Red and Gold Paintings

These next 4 paintings in progress are my homage to the most heart-pumping dive sites of Cocos Island located at Isla Manuelita. I used reds, golds, oranges, and bronzes (mix of sparkly metallics, pearls, and solids) on canvas to convey my emotions while diving. The Manuelita mini-series is numbered 1-4 to match the order in…

COCOS SERIES: Paintings in Progress

For the last 6 months since I returned from Cocos Island in Costa Rica, I have been working on 5 new paintings all on aluminum metal panels. I anticipate around 20 paintings on both metal and canvas when I complete the series. I am introducing some new metallic colors that inspired me while scuba diving…

COCOS, CHAPTER 5: Return to Manuelita

On the backside of Manuelita during the first dive, I watched a gang of whitetips swarm the reef until I was distracted by a cloud of bigeye jacks approaching us from the channel. As the jacks descended onto the reef, they instantly split off into pairs; one jack remained silver and the other turned black…