Meg Brown Payson earned her BFA from the College of Fine Art at Boston University followed by an MFA from Vermont College. She was an Associate Professor of Drawing and Foundation at the Maine College of Art until she left teaching in 2011.
Her work has been exhibited widely in New England, including at the Portland Museum of Art, the deCordova Museum, and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. It is included in collections at the Portland Museum of Art, the deCordova Museum, Neiman-Marcus, Duke Energy, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and more.
Payson has been awarded residencies at Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, the La Napoule Foundation, Anderson Ranch Art Center and the Vermont Studio Center.
Devoted to time outside, Payson has traveled widely throughout the wild places of the American Southwest and the North Woods of Maine and Quebec.
Payson lives and works in coastal Maine.