Hi, I’m Megan Joy Chapman, and this is my Art and Design Page where I share bits of my portfolio from when I worked as a Fashion and Costume Designer.
I’m also in the process of setting up a shopping cart to sell some mixed media pieces and cards. Feel free to peruse my gallery or contact me with any questions.
Megan Joy Chapman | Mixed Media Artist
Art speaks when we listen to the work. –Megan Joy Chapman, A personal revelation in 2020 after reading Madeleine L’Engle’s Walking On Water.
A professional introvert in my early years, creative expression was my best friend. Though . . . it seems strange that I got a C in my 8th grade art class. Apparently, I wasn’t good at following directions.
My art teacher in fashion design school, however, thought I had potential and encouraged me to pursue Life Drawing classes after graduation. I took her advice, but not reading the fine print, I didn’t realize that I’d be sketching nude people. I think I had mistaken Life Drawing for Still Life and was expecting fruit bowls.
I know I’m supposed to say that all God’s creatures are beautiful, but I don’t think all God’s creatures should be nude models (sigh). I also found it ironic that I had just graduated from fashion school and here I was drawing people with no clothes on. HA! Let’s just say I haven’t taken another Life Drawing class since. I’ve tried Still Life but found it wasn’t my thing either.
I started dabbling in mixed media art after my husband remodeled our home. I was so inspired by all the blank wall space screaming for color. I experimented with everything from fabric scraps to bottles. With my husband’s help, I designed a glass bottle chandelier. He built it for me and hung it over our dining room table. Working with different materials and textures has been so fun and satisfying. I learn something new with every piece. And I especially love creating pieces that tell my story—usually a testimony about God’s faithfulness throughout my life. You’ll find some of these testimony pieces in my blog.
Even though I’d been creating for personal purposes, my friends, family, and even the guy who steam cleaned our couch and the guy who measured for window treatments, encouraged me to pursue. My whimsical art seemed to bring my house guests joy and strike up conversation. This spurred me on to take the next step. So, when I finally ran out of wall space, I figured it was time to do some pop-ups and sell my work. Smaller canvases and cards will be available soon, here on my site.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. If you are interested in Creative Arts, consider connecting with me via my blog.
Shopping Cart Gallery – Coming Soon
Mixed Media Art Gallery
Fashion and Costume Gallery
Testimonials and Reviews
Megan Joy Chapman is one remarkable woman whose storytelling abilities & unique insights make the Lion Heart & Alessio series of books a delightfully rare combo of God’s Truth with laugh out loud antics. I met her in 1995 while working for Seaside Music Theater in their costume division. As her assistant in creating many original designs I was impressed and inspired by her many talents & dedication to be the best at whatever she undertakes. A true Renaissance Woman and a Joy to know.
The cast — in amazing, amusing costumes by Megan Hoyt – is as sensational as the show’s set, a cheerful rainbow-splashed soda shop/puzzle/livingroom designed by Bob Fetterman
The costumes by Megan Hoyt and the set by Robert Fetterman are multi-colored treats.