Meg Harper loves transforming things. Mostly, her favs are minds and materials.Her sisters Barb and Cindy plus Tory love to hunt the already loved once items at thrift shops and the Restore. Sometimes people even donate unwanted treasures to us, we love that! Meg wanted to help the planet in a big way through her art. “It feels so good to transform washing machine lids into fine art”. She loves watching peoples’ minds be blown when she tell them it’s on a washing machine lid, they laugh usually. She said “I usually laugh too, it’s still funny when I say it. Perfect. My scheme is working.”
She is inspired to create art by her love of gardening, bike riding, yoga, hiking and nature, those reasons plus her family, high lighting of course “her partner in time”, Tory. My Everything. Together we all do our part to surprise and thrill as many people as is possible one painting at a time.
Meg grew up playing in the Adirondack forests of upstate N.Y. with her dog Sam, which solidly planted her reverence for nature and her love of animals. In 1986 she was awestruck with the expansiveness and beauty of the west and settled in Mesa, Arizona in 1988.
“All my time in nature is a reset for my psyche, every animal interaction a healing drug.” – Meg Harper
Her playful interest in art began at her childhood dining room table where creativity was encouraged and hours would fly by. Meg received her BA in painting in 1988 from SUNY Cortland in NY. After 15 successful years in the ad biz honing her design and composition muscles Meg launched her fine arts career.
She has been featured in Phoenix magazine and on the cover of Jupiter Inlet.