Meg Brown Payson is a painter whose work is expanded and extended by print media to investigate how perception is altered by transformations of material, scale and repetition.
Born, raised and now living in coastal Maine, her work is based in the experience of landscape as integral to a sense of self.
Payson’s work has been exhibited widely in the Northeast, including at the deCordova Museum, Hillwood Art Musuem, Portland Museum of Art, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the ICA@Meca. 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. She earned her BFA from the College of Fine Art at Boston University followed by an MFA from Vermont College, and was an Associate Professor of Drawing and Foundation at the Maine College of Art until she left teaching in 2011.
Devoted to time outside, Payson has a large garden and has traveled widely throughout the wild places of the American Southwest and the North Woods of Maine and Quebec.