Megan Graham Young
Specialty Painting

Megan Graham Young

Artist Bio

Megan Graham Young is American artist who grew up on the Eastern shore of Maryland. She attended Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. In 1995, she moved to Naples, Florida creating her company Palette Studio, Inc. She was inspired by the crisp vibrant colors, lush landscapes, and the fresh environment of Southwest Florida.

She is known for her keen sense of color, knowledge of multiple mediums, textures, and fine hand painted designs. Megan’s specialties include murals, decorative
boutique finishes, and custom fine art paintings working in residential and commercial properties nationally and internationally. One of her favorite projects was painting the murals throughout one of Naples’ premier restaurants, The French. In this unique project, Megan went back to her roots, reawaking her love of Illustration to create the restaurants signature murals full of whimsical characters that are relatable to all.

Artist Statement

After working commercially for the past 30 years, I decided to change lenses and focus on the fine arts side of being an artist. Since color has always been my passion – more like an obsession - I start my paintings with a favorite place in mind and let color dictate the bones of the piece. Each piece evolves by layering multiple tones, creating patterns, and manipulating the consistency of the paint to achieve balance and depth. The paintings can be expressed in multiple mediums including acrylics, oils, watercolors, and metallic leaf. My palette is diverse with soft tones or vibrant colors, with no fear of mistakes or restraints; I become one with my brush offering a surprise upon completion. The end result is like a puzzle, where all the elements fit together creating cohesion, while allowing my love of color to shine.