Megan Dietrich is a Vancouver-based artist whose expressive paintings examine relationships of line, colour, and texture through influences of modern art history, pop culture, and personal experiences of life on the West Coast. Megan grew up in Powell River, and much of her painting and material language comes from that experience—surrounded by community, nature and a multitude of rich organic elements. There is always a fluidity to her work; room for mixture, variation and expression. She uses acrylic paint, pencil, ink, charcoal and other media to produce emotional and introspective mark-making that carries the eye. After a brief stint in studio art training, Megan finished her degree at the University of Victoria in 2012 and worked in a number of creative industries including film/television, art education and graphic design.
This will be her first solo exhibition with Madrona Gallery and will feature over 20 new works. Analog Us is an attempt to be fully human, focusing on colour, sensory texture, and composition. The works explore connections between mental wellness, creativity, and the environment. Opening reception Oct 11, 7-9 pm. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.
Shown here: “Oh, I Could Never Say” Megan Dietrich, 24 x 24 inches, Mixed Media on Canvas