Meg Brown Payson
Medium painting | printing | sculpture
“Born and raised in Maine, my work celebrates a landscape that is complex, variable (don't like the weather? Wait a minute.) seasonal, huge, immersive and minutely exquisite. My paintings and prints evolve over time in layers of chance and deliberation generated by the material nature of water and pigment interacting with the sorting nature of my mind. Together they engage the viewer in continuously changing perspectives on a not-quite-familiar world. presenting an experience of landscape as a shared space changing with movement and time.”Payson’s paintings are included in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art and the deCordova Museum of Art and Sculpture Park, as well as many corporate and private collections. She was Associate Professor of Drawing and Foundation at the Maine College of Art until she left teaching in 2011 to devote herself to the studio full time.