oil painting of worn wallpaper; Daisies growing out of it
“Manifest,” Megan Schaugaard, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 in., $1200, available through the artist. Daisies growing out of the worn wallpaper, weave a narrative of growth and transformation, reminding us of the worn threads of the past, beauty can unfurl

Megan Schaugaard: Specializing in realism, Megan’s work often features subjects that imply the paradox and interplay of pain and hope. She seeks to capture worn emotions with her choice of subjects, color palettes, and painting techniques while still infusing elements of hope that weaves a narrative of endurance from fractured histories. She is inspired by the stories of those who, amidst their struggles, find value and meaning throughout the journey–because every good story has a triumph over struggle.

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Thesis Statement and Critique @ New York Academy of Art

oil painting of woman holding flower pot, water coming down from ceiling
“Still Blooming,” oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 x 1.5 in., $4800, available through the artist. Life has thrown her struggle after struggle, but this woman instills a quiet strength amidst all of it, using it to nurture and bless other lives


closeup oil painting of a birds nest in a woman's hands; shells are broken
“Broken to Fly,” Megan Schaugaard, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 x 1.5 in., $1200, available through the artist’s website. The struggle to hatch is a transformative feat that shapes a bird’s essence; It becomes a testament to struggle to break free