Friday, November 26, 2021

Exhibition and Market News!

Way down inside
mixed media on 200gsm acid-free paper
©2021 Megan Chapman

I know the way
mixed media on 200gsm acid-free paper
©2021 Megan Chapman

On Tuesday, I varnished all day long... I had quite the pile of works on paper created in 2020 and 2021 to get through. It was so good to see the works and even find a few more that hadn't been finished the last time I checked. I love it when they finish cooking on their own. A watched pot and all that... 

The two above are the newest editions to a now 15 piece series called, "This is how we tell the story." They are all A2 sized and make a great impact, filled with gesture, drama, and mystery. 

In other news, I will be participating in the Christmas Exhibition and Makers Market at the Edinburgh Palette on London Road in Edinburgh, the 11th and 12th of December from 12-4pm in the 3rd-floor galleries at St. Margaret's House. I will have three paintings on the walls of the gallery and I will also have loads of works on paper and canvas in the Makers Market along with my fellow Abstractionistas at our stall! So put it on your calendars now and plan to come and see us and our dynamic work (covid restrictions permitting of course). We look forward to seeing you! 

Don't forget I am also having an ONLINE STUDIO SALE with ten of my paintings listed at 50% off. Click to SHOP the sale here.

That's all I have for you this week. I hope you are well, happy, and inspired. Please stay mindful of COVID and the new variant, and take really good care of yourself and each other. Thanks for your support. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Studio Sale! Come and get it!

Darkness comes in stages
Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 122 x 4 cm
(11.81 x 48.03 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

Hiding in plain sight
Mixed Media on Canvas
41 x 51 x 4 cm
(16.14 x 20.08 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

Time spent as someone else
Mixed Media on Canvas
41 x 51 x 4 cm
(16.14 x 20.08 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

Stolen moments
Mixed Media on Canvas
41 x 51 x 4 cm
(16.14 x 20.08 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

All the ways you taught me
Mixed Media on Canvas
76 x 51 x 4 cm
(29.92 x 20.08 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

I follow the new
Mixed Media on Canvas
51 x 76 x 4 cm
(20.08 x 29.92 x 1.57 in)
Megan Chapman

It's time for my 2nd annual "Come and get it" Studio Sale!

I am offering a selection of my larger canvas works at a deep discount (50% off). The only catch is that you must come to my studio in Leith or send someone over to pick them up on your behalf.

I happily offer 3 monthly instalment plans for all of these works. This is a great way for you to budget for art and own one of my larger pieces for your collection. Just message me to set this up - when you hit the "purchase" button it will give you a field to message me - it will not instantly sell you the piece - so click that button with confidence).

All of these paintings are on deep edge canvas with the edges painted either black or grey for a finished look and are ready to hang on your wall. Thank you for supporting my work. Please feel free to share. Email me with any questions. (
- Megan

Click here to visit the studio sale site. 

Megan Chapman is an internationally collected abstract painter living in Edinburgh, Scotland. She shares her art and process in her Tuesday Studio Video Visits and her Friday Studio Blog. Building community around art is an essential and joyful part of her process. “Give me a charcoal line and I will show you my heart’s story. Pair that line with paint and I will show you my life.”

Visit this week's Tuesday Studio Video Visit here. Thanks for stopping by and for your support. Please share my studio sale link with any of your Edinburgh area friends. Until next week, be well and keep fighting! 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Experiments and quiet excitement

One of my favourite places, Blackford Hill and Hermitage of Braid

I am really excited about something I am working on. 

Sometimes you just need a change, a challenge, a collaboration...

A good experiment, an assignment, a totally new material. 

But it's all hush-hush, it's just a dream, an idea (for now). 

That's all I can say about that. 

More soon. 

In other news, I went for a walk in one of my favourite places on Sunday (see above and below).

Hermitage of Braid

I visited the SSA annual exhibition with the Abstractionistas on Monday. We celebrated Susan E. Wilson's work getting into the exhibition along with Judith Shaylor's work being included (and sold) in the 30x30 part of the exhibition. It was good to catch up with them both and under such happy circumstances. We enjoyed a coffee afterwards in Princes Street Gardens with the Scott Monument looming over us. The one o'clock gun went off in the distance over my shoulder - made me feel like a tourist. 

Susan E. Wilson with her work in the SSA exhibition

I recorded my Tuesday Studio Video Visit and I walked to my favourite graveyard and saw autumnal colours and felt the sun. 

Warriston Cemetery

After all the week's inspiration, I happily worked on the aforementioned mysterious material in my home studio. I rounded out my week by enjoying the film, The Beat Hotel and chatted with various artists about life and art. 

That sounds like a pretty good week in the life of an artist. Kate Bush provided the soundtrack. I can't complain. 

Speaking of soundtracks, do you know that every month I put together a wee compilation playlist over on Youtube? I lovingly make these for those that support me on Ko-fi. If you have supported me and haven't seen the playlists yet, please drop me a line and I will make sure you have the links. Thank you to everyone who supports me and my work. You are my patrons and part of my community. 

Until next week, keep fighting and believing in possibility. You are worth it.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Research, mentoring, and a publication!

Hello Dear Readers, 

This week got away from me a bit and I am not sure how, but it did. Oh, I remember now... I fell down a rabbit hole of Hans Holbein the younger's works along with a deep genealogy dive. Look at his lines... Swoon-worthy. 

James Butler, later 9th Earl of Ormond and 2nd Earl of Ossory (c.1496-1546),
c. 1537, Hans Holbein the Younger

In other news, I had some technical issues with my phone so I couldn't film the Tuesday Studio Video Visit, so I will pick up with those next week. Thanks for your patience. 

Excitedly talking about art 

In other, other news, I have enjoyed a bit of artist mentoring again lately and am reminded how much I love that work. If you are interested in working with me please book an appointment through my ko-fi shop. Currently, one hour of mentoring costs £20.

I offer one-to-one email or video mentoring for artists who are at a crossroads with their work or for those who have been away from their art for a while and want to return to it. We can examine your past work, creative habits, and blocks - working together to push through obstacles in a supportive, encouraging, and yet challenging way.

Thanks to all the artists past and present that have used my mentoring service over the years, thank you for trusting me with your thoughts, feelings, and of course your work. It's always an honour. 

Click here to book an appointment:

One pigeon wing to tether a ghost's heart 

And last but certainly not least, I am delighted to share that I have had a drawing published in issue #3 of 'Less' a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland, produced by Enough! Scotland. The drawing above can be seen next to 'Unlearning empire ~ re-membering earth' by Vishwam Heckert

Vishwam explores how we move beyond empire and imperialism, abstraction and disconnection: “...if we wish to transform our world, we cannot do so without unlearning the embodied and psychic habit of separating ‘us’ and ‘them’ or ‘me’ from the ‘world’.

Pick up a copy at any of the COP26 civic hubs in Glasgow:

– Govan Free State at the GalGael Trust

– COP26 Coalition – Adelaide Place
– Centre for Contemporary Arts CCA Glasgow

– The Centre for Human Ecology’s Clydeside Sessions at the Pearce Institute
– The Tramway

Copies will be distributed to hubs across Scotland shortly – watch this space!

I hope you will pick up a copy and give Enough a follow on Twitter.

That's all I have for you this week. I hope you are well, happy, and inspired (to raise a little hell). Until next week, keep fighting.