Join us tonight for the first autumnal West Seattle Art Walk and meet Megan Simmons, whose work will be up in our Tasting Room through the end of the year.
We’ll let Megan do the talking:
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been making or creating something with my hands. I went to art camps as a kid -- was a designer on the yearbook staff -- learned how to sew clothing, quilts and home décor -- became a graphic designer -- and even learned to build furniture in woodworking school. I would be lost without my tools, fabric and a wide range of art supplies. Most recently, my tools of choice are paint brushes, water-soluble crayons and lots of acrylic paint.
I get lost in the layers of paint, while mixing colors and creating texture. I’m inspired by bold statements, raw textures, street art, nature, and the spaces between objects. Painting on paper gives me the freedom to make mistakes and explore more freely. I find relaxation in the chaos of scribbling, doodling and mark making… covering up layer after layer until I discover areas that I don’t want disturbed.
A resident of West Seattle for more than 18 years, I live with my husband and two teenage daughters. I am a freelance graphic designer for several local non-profit organizations and small businesses, and I volunteer in the community. Now, I am excited to be sharing my art with you.”
Take a look and take the opportunity to enjoy some Viscon Cellars wines!