Megan Evans investigates nature, specifically the way in which mathematical concepts are represented within nature in her multimedia paintings. Evans has always been interested in the recurring shape seen within the natural environment, compared to the individuality also seen. Through the repetition of shape and natural elements, her paintings work to reflect elements of this world in a non-traditional way.
Along with delving into shape and pattern as it relates to nature, Evans is also consistently thinking about how nature is reflected in human life. The cycles and events that shape human lives, also shape the natural world. She expresses the fluidity of life through her use of shape as a symbol for the transformative power of movement forward. By harmonizing these elements with a layer approach, Evans sets forth a platform for a viewer to consider the relationship between layers – how each layer in her pieces relates to the layer before – thereby demonstrating a connection to the universal reality of how each layer of life relates to the prior.
Evans creates her art works primarily with acrylic on canvas/paper, but incorporates a variety of other materials, papers, thread, beads, wire, etc. which develops the layered effect within her work. She also incorporates a variety of painting and drawing techniques that develop depth within the visual imagery. The attention to each small detail allows the viewer to become fully immersed in the narrative being created.
In addition to her work as a visual artist, Evans is also a highly regarded Visual Art educator, driven to inspire all of her students in becoming life-long arts enthusiasts, while also preparing students for careers in visual art. She has worked for Columbus City Schools for 22 years while continuing to create and exhibit her own work in Central Ohio. Evans holds a B. A. in Visual Art from the University of Findlay and a Masters of Art Education from The Ohio State University. She is represented on the Cultural Arts Wall on Long Street in Columbus, recognizing her work in creating public art with young people on the historic Near East Side.