Welcome

My name is Meghan. I’m a Canadian artist, working in encaustic painting and photographic printmaking (silver gelatin, cyanotype, and photopolymer gravure process). I am curious about our perception of reality, and explore this through collisions of photographic elements and abstract encaustic painting.


UPCOMING EXHIBIT AT SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists)  
SNAP’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition 
August 6 – September 17, 2022 
Details at https://snapartists.com/snap-at-40-40th-anniversary-print-portfolio/ 

Latest work from Instagram…

@meghansdarkroom
‘La Escarcha’ is a limited edition photogravure print capturing delicate frost details on glass ❄️ The highlights reflect light beautifully in person, but I equally love the negative space- The dark blue ink has a deep, velvety feel to it on the Hahnemuhle copperplate paper. 
🌌This print was on show and sale at Riverlands Gallery in Red Deer earlier this year- I’m so happy that three of these prints now grace collectors’ homes in Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 and Colorado, US 🇺🇸 
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[Photopolymer gravure print on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, edition of 7 in Prussian Blue mix, hand printed @snapgallery ]
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 #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #printmakersofinstagram #macrophotography #winter #frost #ice #winteriscoming #naturephotography #canadianwinter #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #yeg
‘La Escarcha’ is a limited edition photogravure print capturing delicate frost details on glass ❄️ The highlights reflect light beautifully in person, but I equally love the negative space- The dark blue ink has a deep, velvety feel to it on the Hahnemuhle copperplate paper. 🌌This print was on show and sale at Riverlands Gallery in Red Deer earlier this year- I’m so happy that three of these prints now grace collectors’ homes in Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 and Colorado, US 🇺🇸 . . [Photopolymer gravure print on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, edition of 7 in Prussian Blue mix, hand printed @snapgallery ] . . #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #printmakersofinstagram #macrophotography #winter #frost #ice #winteriscoming #naturephotography #canadianwinter #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #yeg
2 months ago
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‘Study of Oblique’
Part of my ongoing work with disconnected landscapes, which I had only explored in silver gelatin and encaustic photography until this year. This piece merges different mediums I work in, overlaying abstract encaustic painting within landscape photography, then finally printed through photopolymer gravure (intaglio) process for an “other worldly” feel. 
👉🏽Check out my earlier reel for behind-the-scenes on how this particular plate was inked and pressed to make this print 🤲🏽
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[Photopolymer gravure print on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, Edition of 7, printed @snapgallery ]
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 #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #encaustic #encausticpainting #charcoal#toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #yeg
‘Study of Oblique’ Part of my ongoing work with disconnected landscapes, which I had only explored in silver gelatin and encaustic photography until this year. This piece merges different mediums I work in, overlaying abstract encaustic painting within landscape photography, then finally printed through photopolymer gravure (intaglio) process for an “other worldly” feel. 👉🏽Check out my earlier reel for behind-the-scenes on how this particular plate was inked and pressed to make this print 🤲🏽 . . [Photopolymer gravure print on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, Edition of 7, printed @snapgallery ] . . . . #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #encaustic #encausticpainting #charcoal#toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #yeg
2 months ago
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Photogravure printing last weekend 👏🏽

#printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprintmaking #gamblinetchingink #toyoboplate #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist
Photogravure printing last weekend 👏🏽 #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprintmaking #gamblinetchingink #toyoboplate #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist
2 months ago
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SNEAK PEEK 🫣 This detail is part of a larger print that I’m very excited to share. (Process video coming soon!) 
It’s a print edition made exclusively for @snapgallery 40th anniversary portfolio project, archive and fundraiser next month! Creatively, it also binds my love of abstract encaustic and photographic print work. Although I’ve exposed pigment and chemical paintings within my darkroom work, this is the beginning of my merged encaustic work with photogravure. 

🙏🏽Thank you @amandamckz for the invitation to be part of this project. I can’t wait to see the rest of everyone’s prints… all the previews I’ve seen have been stunning! 🤩
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#sneakpeek #detailshot #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #encaustic #encausticpainting #charcoal#toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #supportlocal #yegcommunity
SNEAK PEEK 🫣 This detail is part of a larger print that I’m very excited to share. (Process video coming soon!) It’s a print edition made exclusively for @snapgallery 40th anniversary portfolio project, archive and fundraiser next month! Creatively, it also binds my love of abstract encaustic and photographic print work. Although I’ve exposed pigment and chemical paintings within my darkroom work, this is the beginning of my merged encaustic work with photogravure. 🙏🏽Thank you @amandamckz for the invitation to be part of this project. I can’t wait to see the rest of everyone’s prints… all the previews I’ve seen have been stunning! 🤩 . . . #sneakpeek #detailshot #printmaking #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #encaustic #encausticpainting #charcoal#toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #yegartist #supportlocal #yegcommunity
2 months ago
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Honesty Post: I’ve been working through some crippling anxiety this week and it’s been tough. But I’m planning to print and work in the darkroom this weekend. Process-based art forces one to stay present within the technicality and methodical nature of it. It also helps me navigate existential thoughts.🌄 I was recently sorting some prints I made earlier this year that haven’t received titles yet, and this is one of them. I think it’s one of the most cheerful, colourful prints I’ve made. Yet, I created it as an action of hope while I was heavy-hearted with grief. 👉🏽 I usually try to share positivity only on this account, but I’m posting this as a reminder to myself (and anyone else who needs to remember) that interesting and/or beautiful creations can somehow come from moments of great challenge ❤️ …and, as my sister would say, “We can do hard things.” 👊🏽
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#photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #etching #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuhlepaper #vulnerability #anxiety #anxietyawareness #yegart #yegartist #printmaker #printmaking
Honesty Post: I’ve been working through some crippling anxiety this week and it’s been tough. But I’m planning to print and work in the darkroom this weekend. Process-based art forces one to stay present within the technicality and methodical nature of it. It also helps me navigate existential thoughts.🌄 I was recently sorting some prints I made earlier this year that haven’t received titles yet, and this is one of them. I think it’s one of the most cheerful, colourful prints I’ve made. Yet, I created it as an action of hope while I was heavy-hearted with grief. 👉🏽 I usually try to share positivity only on this account, but I’m posting this as a reminder to myself (and anyone else who needs to remember) that interesting and/or beautiful creations can somehow come from moments of great challenge ❤️ …and, as my sister would say, “We can do hard things.” 👊🏽
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#photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #etching #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuhlepaper #vulnerability #anxiety #anxietyawareness #yegart #yegartist #printmaker #printmaking
Honesty Post: I’ve been working through some crippling anxiety this week and it’s been tough. But I’m planning to print and work in the darkroom this weekend. Process-based art forces one to stay present within the technicality and methodical nature of it. It also helps me navigate existential thoughts.🌄 I was recently sorting some prints I made earlier this year that haven’t received titles yet, and this is one of them. I think it’s one of the most cheerful, colourful prints I’ve made. Yet, I created it as an action of hope while I was heavy-hearted with grief. 👉🏽 I usually try to share positivity only on this account, but I’m posting this as a reminder to myself (and anyone else who needs to remember) that interesting and/or beautiful creations can somehow come from moments of great challenge ❤️ …and, as my sister would say, “We can do hard things.” 👊🏽 . . . #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #etching #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuhlepaper #vulnerability #anxiety #anxietyawareness #yegart #yegartist #printmaker #printmaking
2 months ago
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‘Pivot’ made its way to its forever home this week 💙 This was a deeply personal piece as we spent a lot of hours together in cyanotype and encaustic workflows. I’m so happy it now lives with people I also cherish greatly 🤗 

#Encaustic #cyanotype #altprocessphotography #photoencaustic #prussianblue #encausticcyanotype #inukshuk #canadianrockies #backcountryhiking #yegart #yegartist
‘Pivot’ made its way to its forever home this week 💙 This was a deeply personal piece as we spent a lot of hours together in cyanotype and encaustic workflows. I’m so happy it now lives with people I also cherish greatly 🤗 

#Encaustic #cyanotype #altprocessphotography #photoencaustic #prussianblue #encausticcyanotype #inukshuk #canadianrockies #backcountryhiking #yegart #yegartist
‘Pivot’ made its way to its forever home this week 💙 This was a deeply personal piece as we spent a lot of hours together in cyanotype and encaustic workflows. I’m so happy it now lives with people I also cherish greatly 🤗 #Encaustic #cyanotype #altprocessphotography #photoencaustic #prussianblue #encausticcyanotype #inukshuk #canadianrockies #backcountryhiking #yegart #yegartist
4 months ago
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Photopolymer gravure, with encaustic painting/drawing intermixed within the plate’s image. Continued study on reimagined landscapes. Haven’t decided on the orientation so print is yet to be editioned and titled 🤚🏽

#photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #printmaking #womenwhoprint #etching #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #canadianrockies #hiking #backcountry #backcountryhiking #reimaginedlandscapes #abstractlandscape #monochromephotography #alberta #canadianartist @toolmusic
Photopolymer gravure, with encaustic painting/drawing intermixed within the plate’s image. Continued study on reimagined landscapes. Haven’t decided on the orientation so print is yet to be editioned and titled 🤚🏽 #photopolymer #photogravure #polymergravure #photopolymergravure #intaglio #intaglioprint #intaglioprintmaking #printmaking #womenwhoprint #etching #toyoboplate #inkygoodness #gamblinetchingink #hahnemuehlepaper #canadianrockies #hiking #backcountry #backcountryhiking #reimaginedlandscapes #abstractlandscape #monochromephotography #alberta #canadianartist @toolmusic
4 months ago
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That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery  alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 
🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 
🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
That’s a wrap! 👏🏽 A big thank you to everyone who came out to see our show this past month! I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my work at Riverlands Gallery alongside the talented @clgilchrist_artist 😍 And what a feeling to see ‘Pivot’ on the cover of @reddeerscene 🙏🏽 Sincere thanks to those who purchased paintings and prints- it’s an honour to have our work as part of your collection 🏙For those who purchased work living in Edmonton, I’ve brought your work to the city and will be getting in touch with you for delivery/pick up! #encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #cyanotype #encausticcyanotype #surreallandscape ##albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #photopolymer #albertaart #albertaartist
4 months ago
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If you’re near Red Deer, Alberta, I invite you to stop by Riverlands Gallery this afternoon 🙌🏽 Today is the last ‘Drop In Wednesday’ to see the current show by Carol Lynn Gilchrist @clgilchrist_artist and myself 🏞 

This piece looks much more interesting in person- Check out my recent reel/post showing the reflection of light on the texture of this 👏🏽 

Encaustic is a difficult medium to work in large areas due to controlling the temperature while painting with molten beeswax, and this beauty is the largest encaustic piece I’ve worked to date! 🤗 That said, I’m most proud of this piece because it reflects the imagery that is often in my thoughts and imagination. I intend to continue exploring this abstraction/landscape intersection in my future work!

‘When the Smoke Clears’ SOLD on opening night, but is showing  at Riverlands Gallery  until May 27. Drop in today 1:30-4:30pm, or arrange an appt time to pop by, contact @clgilchrist_artist 

[When the Smoke Clears, Encaustic, Pigment, Charcoal, Oil, Wax on birch panel, 24”w x 20”h] 

#encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #surreallandscape #disconnectedlandscape #albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #backcountryhiking #albertaart #albertaartist
If you’re near Red Deer, Alberta, I invite you to stop by Riverlands Gallery this afternoon 🙌🏽 Today is the last ‘Drop In Wednesday’ to see the current show by Carol Lynn Gilchrist @clgilchrist_artist and myself 🏞 This piece looks much more interesting in person- Check out my recent reel/post showing the reflection of light on the texture of this 👏🏽 Encaustic is a difficult medium to work in large areas due to controlling the temperature while painting with molten beeswax, and this beauty is the largest encaustic piece I’ve worked to date! 🤗 That said, I’m most proud of this piece because it reflects the imagery that is often in my thoughts and imagination. I intend to continue exploring this abstraction/landscape intersection in my future work! ‘When the Smoke Clears’ SOLD on opening night, but is showing at Riverlands Gallery until May 27. Drop in today 1:30-4:30pm, or arrange an appt time to pop by, contact @clgilchrist_artist [When the Smoke Clears, Encaustic, Pigment, Charcoal, Oil, Wax on birch panel, 24”w x 20”h] #encausticart #encausticphotography #encaustic #paintingwithfire #encausticpainting #rfoilsticks #monochromelandscape #abstractlandscape #surreallandscape #disconnectedlandscape #albertarockies #yegartist #reddeeralberta #backcountryhiking #albertaart #albertaartist
4 months ago
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