My drawings emerge from my interest in looking at the various landscapes, objects, and figures that I interact with on a daily basis. These scenes and images serve as a jumping point to explore abstraction. The viewer may then question what is being presented, regardless of definitive titles or concrete initial impressions. This I believe is what drawing can do that reality cannot, that launches a person into midland between reality and imagination. Thus one might come up with his or her own interpretation based on an individual experience or connection to evidence of process in combination with subject matter. My use of India and brown ink, sometimes combined with white gouache and graphite marks, lends to a non-mechanical painterly quality to the drawings, which again emphasizes the intertwined relationship between process and subject, process in fact becomes part of the subject matter. I would like the viewer to have an experience through a lyrical system of mark making that changes normal ways of seeing.
Artist Bio / CV
American, b. 1974
Megan Hinton’s paintings and works on paper have been exhibited throughout North America. She shows her work at the Old Spouter Gallery on Nantucket, The William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and The Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Hinton holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New York University. She has been awarded the Dorthy Getz fellowship from Ohio Wesleyan, the C-Scape Dune Shack artist residency from the Provincetown Compact, twice a print studio fellowship from the Women’s Studio Workshop in the Catskills, New York, and the recipient of a recent artist in residency fellowship from The Vermont Studio Center. In 2013 Hinton was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for a contemporary painting exhibit about the history of the town where she lives, Wellfleet, MA. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Provincetown Art Association and Museum and The Cape Cod Museum of Art. Megan is an avid traveller and admirer of the ocean, both of which inform her work.