Megan Fiely moved back to her home state of Ohio a little over a year ago, after living in Colorado and Kansas. She lives in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood and shares a studio in the Old North Dayton neighborhood.
Megan was nice enough to let me hang out and watch her paint for awhile. When I started watching this canvas was almost completely white, with some texture made from modeling paste. As I watched her paint I could start to see one of her colorful abstracts emerge.
You can see Megan painting tonight, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The Dayton Philharmonic is playing three concerts that include the Final Movement from Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Before the concert the audience will see Megan and two other artists creating their own pictures.
“I don’t mind painting while people watch,” Megan told me. “I did that as part of Art in the City in August, and also at Crane Studios Market in June. In November I will be painting alongside a dozen other artists at the Art Off fundraiser for K12 Gallery and TEJAS, In just two hours we will each create a finished painting.”
“My love of music is something that influences my art. There’s a musical element in most of my work, so painting before performances by the Dayton Philharmonic is great.”