My name is Meghan Davis, and I’m currently an artist living in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since I was very young, I’ve loved art in all it’s shapes and forms. From reading comic books and watching cartoons to studying art history, art has always fascinated me.
I graduated from Bethany College, a small liberal arts school, in 2007. There I obtained a Bachelors degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Film Studies. After graduation, I attended The Douglas Education Center. There, I took the Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects program and earned an Associates Degree in Specialized Business in 2008.
My skills include sculpting, painting, both beauty and FX makeup, illustration, and face and body painting. Since graduating, I have worked as a professional face painter at several theme parks on the east coast. I also taught Illustration and Art Appreciation for a short period of time at The Douglas Education Center after graduating.
In July of 2018, I placed third out of about 40 artists in the Amateur Brush and Sponge Body Paint category at the World Body Paint Festival (WBF), held annually in Klagenfurt, Austria. It was my first solo competition, and I had a blast! In November of 2018, I placed third at the Beyond the Canvas Texas Body Paint Competition as well, which is currently the largest body paint competition in North America. In July of 2019, I traveled back to the WBF to compete in the Professional Face Paint category, and I placed 9th out of about 56 artists, and was the only American in that category.
I have done freelance work for many different clients, including MTV, Wedding Central, and the AMC Network. I am now a freelance artist, which gives me more time to work on my own art.
I’m pretty geeky, and as such a lot of my art draws stylistically from different television shows or movies. I love Doctor Who, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steampunk, and other various geekeries. I am also fairly well read, and will often find inspiration in the pages of my favorite novels, which has lead to me creating and gifting art to several of my favorite authors. Due to my background, my art is never really limited to just one medium. I make whatever I happen to be inspired in at the time, and I hope that other people take as much joy in it as I do!