Abstract #5 - Falling into a sea of petals she relaxes with her feet up. Free from worry, pain or hardship. Abstract #5 is comfort and joy.
Meighan West is a primarily self-taught artist. Though she painted her whole life, she was late to realize that her passion would be her career. She's been drawn to multiple types of creative work but ultimately found she kept returning to the canvas. Now living in Hamilton, after 15 years in Toronto, she has started her own business as a full time artist.
Meighan West is often driven by feminist issues surrounding female bodies, how they are seen and expressed. She grew up with a traumatized mother and often suppressed her own emotions to help her mother heal. She now uses her art to express all of those emotions and how she experiences the world. Her art is often an expression of passion, emotion, and a bold voice for women.
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Heart Tattoo Painting - When sailors went to sea they knew they might not make it back, and if they did it wouldn't be for a very long time. To remember the person they were doing this for, their heart, they would put the person's name in a heart tattoo.
Sparrow Tattoo Painting - Sparrow tattoo has many different meanings but the symbols most connected to the traditional style of tattoo are protection and freedom. There's a link between the freedom of flight and journey ahead that sailors experience throughout their lives, and the protection of home. These birds fly in a large group and often stay close to ground, focusing on loyalty.
Gypsy Tattoo Painting - I've always connected with the spirit of a gypsy. She lives her life as a traveler on her own terms. She also represents luck, independence, good fortune, desire and living life. This colourful tattoo style painting is inspired by traditional sailor tattoos.
Abstract #4 - A moment of transition. She's coddled by the pain of her past while looking towards her bright future. Abstract #4 reminds us that it's ok to be in transition and feel both pain and hope.