Our artist spotlight this week is the creator of Maple Sugar Studio, self-taught silk painter and Maine artist- Megan Reiniger. As a child Megan was always interested in art everything from figure painting to art kits, her creativity was always there. It ran in her family, her grandfather was an incredible artist and he was very close to Megan, but sadly he passed away. It was after the passing of her grandfather that Megan's inner artist truly bloomed, her lifelong creativity became a passion for art. The first time she painted a scarf was in 2016, in 2018 she was given notes taken by her sister at a silk painting class. From those notes alone Megan began silk painting, and she is terrific at it.
She creates her own designs and mixes her own pigments for just the right color. Silk painting is incredible tricky because one drop of dye on the wrong spot permanently stains the silk. Mistakes are bound to happen, "inevitably something happens" as she says, so Megan learned to work with them, seeing mistakes as "surprises." Mistakes takes on their "own personality” and Megan loves working them into her art.