Born in rural Coshocton County, Ohio, Megan Lightell grew up among quiet fields and farms, imagery that rests at the core of her work today. After earning a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2000, she returned to the subject of land and the connection that humans have with the environment that sustains them. She has lived and worked in Nashville since 2002. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous one-woman and group shows throughout the United States, and reside in various private and corporate collections including the Turner Family, Martha Ingram, Music City Center, Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Blackberry Farm, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Recent projects include collaborations with farmers in specific regions of Ohio and Kentucky, examining the landscape through visual and narrative approaches, and a collection of paintings focused on sites protected by the Land Trust for Tennessee.
Photo of Megan Lightell by Glen Rose.
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