Megan Coonelly is interested in all sorts of habits, and these play out in her work. They show up as painted imagery. These images overlap and intertwine, in obvious and less obvious ways, utilizing the techniques of thick paint or thin paint. In her work, she looks to a variety of habits, routines, and rituals as to inform the performance of painting. Her painting reflects upon habits she has whether they be religious, athletic, or edible. The habit becomes a singular thought to hold onto during the making of a painting. Megan received her MFA from Illinois State University and a BA from Arcadia University. She lives and works in Warminster, PA.
I use imagery to focus my attention on the act of painting as a method of daily reflection. The images used are ones I am very critical of. I reflect upon the implications the images suggest in the painting. I found myself drawn to rainbows as a subject to serve as a catalyst to capture meditation. To focus on color as it encompasses a thought or chakra - empowering it. My desire is that my collectors feel that empowerment as well.