Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Murdoch.
Megan, before we jump into specific questions about your art, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started color + form design, an online art and surface design business, in 2018 with the goal of brightening every day with vivid art and personally designed paper products. I am a self-taught artist and designer and came to the field after a nearly decade-long hiatus from creativity. Reading “The Artist’s Way” reignited my passion for art and, thereafter, I dove headfirst into creating mixed media collages that I now sell through my online shop.
Has it been a smooth road?
Like anything new you begin, there are bumps in the road. Because of my long hiatus from art, I spent a lot of time redeveloping my artistic muscle, learning new techniques and brushing up on old ones. My initial business plan involved selling day planners, so I also had a ton to learn on the production side of things – from figuring out how they are printed to finding the right printing company and creating my files to the correct specifications. I have since shifted my focus and am now creating original artworks with the hope of licensing my work and one-day selling paper products.
We’d love to hear more about your art.
At color + form design, I create and sell cheerful and vibrant abstract mixed media collages mounted on paper and wood canvases. I am also in the process of designing a journal that will incorporate abstract art elements throughout with the goal of selling this and other personally designed paper products in the future. I am most proud of the delight people feel when they see my work and I continue to create in hopes that the joy it brings to my tiny corner of the world might even brighten yours.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love that the weather here in LA allows me to take walks daily. These walks are restorative for me physically and allow me to enjoy the tiny spots of architectural and natural beauty in my neighborhood that you just can’t find from behind a windshield. On that note, the traffic here drives me bananas and I desperately miss a well-integrated public transportation system!
- Collages on paper: $30-$55
- Collages on wood canvas: $60-$70
- Website: www.colorandformdesign.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colorandformdesign/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colorandformdesign
Photography by Megan Murdoch and Zach Jernberg