Megan Menzies is a London based artist and teacher. Her practice involves drawing, painting and writing to explore memory, personal experience and storytelling. She often focuses on ordinary moments that have a heavy, melancholic quality, where time thickens and small details are valued and intensified.
She received an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2022 and a BA in Art History from the University of Bristol in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in galleries such as Eve Leibe Gallery (London) and Arusha Gallery (Edinburgh) and in a solo exhibition at La Causa gallery (Madrid). Her work is held in private collections and she has worked on public commissions for Ancestry UK and Camden Council, recently producing a large scale artwork for a hoarding in Belsize Park, London. In 2021 she received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and in 2022 she was awarded the Now Introducing Prize from Studio West gallery (London). Alongside developing her own painting practice Megan has been teaching drawing and painting in a variety of different settings for a number of years.
“As well as teaching technique and theory, I’m particularly interested in making my classes dynamic, fun and conversational. Whether at beginner, intermediate or advanced level I believe a student can tap into self-expression, imagination and the personal and I encourage this in my classes.”