bymegsart bymegsart

64 posts   633 followers   1,943 followings

Megan Lee Schaugaard  Artist with an emphasis in painting subjects in faith, family, and outdoors—but sometimes branch off for fun. Always looking for models!

Some favorites from 2018! I’ve always loved art from since I can remember and 2018 has been the year where everything has seemed to fall into place perfectly for me to really push my art. From finding perfect models, to getting into art shows that I could have only dreamed of being in, selling my work, and networking/making friends with other amazing artists—this year has been nothing short of amazing! Thanks to everyone who has made this all possible. #grateful2018 #artyear #art2018 #bestof2018 #best9of2018 #2018favorites #artistforlife🎨 #artismything #ldsartist #bymegsart

“Tree Inspection” Oil on canvas. 4x6. $125 and it comes with this cute frame. Message me if you are interested. .
.
I told my husband I really wanted to paint bunnies looking at a Christmas tree and he just gave me a funny look. This is how it turned out 😊. Something about little animals and Christmas makes me all warm inside. Apparently I’ve had a fondness for bunnies since I was little. Check out the picture of me as a little girl next to my “Snowbunny”. .
.
#snowanimals #animalsinthesnow #bunniesinthesnow #bunnypainting #christmasanimals #woodlandcreatures #animalsatchristmas #christmastreeinthesnow #christmaslightinthesnow #winteranimals #christmastreeinthewoods #littleanimals

“The Reason” 11x14 oil on canvas. .
.
I love this quote from Elder Jeffery R. Holland, that Christmas “would bring Santa Claus and Frosty and Rudolph—and all would be welcome. But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began.”
.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing a Christmas service initiative. The real holiday spirit comes as we give as He gave! Check it out: www.lighttheworld.org
.
.
Thanks @brad_the_bassman for letting me use your little one for a model!
.
.
#lighttheworld #babyjesus #awayinamanger #silentnight #bymegsart #christmas #realmeaningofchristmas #realmeaningofchristmas🌟 #giveashegave #christmasartwork #nativityartwork #nativity #christchild #savioroftheworld #thespiritofchristmas #ilovejesus❤️ #ilovejesus #elderhollandquotes #christmasquotes

Especially Christmas art! 🎄 Here’s my version of the Elf quote. Not that I don’t love singing—that’s great too 😊. “I’m in a store and I’m SINGIIIING!” 😂 There are so many quotes I love from that movie. What is your favorite Christmas movie or piece of Christmas artwork? I super love Christmas art that involves kids and snow.
.
.
.
#elfmoviequotes #elf #spreadingchristmascheer #christmasartwork #christmasartist #ilovechristmastime #ilovechristmas #artistquotes #feelingcheerful #bymegsart #thevisualart

Here’s a little cardinal I painted to warm your winter day! “Warming the Weather”, oil on canvas. The original is sold but prints are available. Cardinals are known to be a symbol of faith and warmth with their bright red color in the dreary days of winter.
.
.
My oldest son loves animals, especially birds and his favorite color is red. He was sad when I sold this piece and says I have to paint another one for him 😆. .
#birdpainting #cardinal #cardinalbird #christmascardinal #warmingtheweather #warmth #redbird #christmasartwork #winterart #winterartwork #snowyday #snowartwork #winterscenery

Though many original pieces have been sold, I have had tons of requests for prints! Prints are now available!
.
I have prints available for most of my recent works. I’m working on getting these prints available on my website, but until then I can accept Venmo or PayPal. Orders up until the 15th should arrive in time for Christmas. Message me with what you want to order 😊. I have regular prints (Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage), as well as prints mounted on matboard with the depth of 1/8” and embossed with a linen texture (this option is ideal if you do not want glass in front of your print).
.
.
Prices:
5x7: $9.99, 5x7 mounted: $14.99,
8x10: $17.99, 8x10 mounted: $23.99,
11x14: $24.99, 11x14 mounted: $31.99,
16x20: $47.99, 16x20 mounted: $56.99
Square print (like my Tree of Life painting) prices:
10x10: $19.99, 10x10 mounted: $27.99,
12x12: $24.99, 12x12 mounted: $32.99,
16x16: $47.99, 16x16 mounted: $56.99.
Shipping is a flat rate of $6.50 per order.
.
.
#printsavailable #ldsprints #faithprints #artforsale #getprints #artforthehome #ldsartist #bymegsart

“Reading About the Reason” This is a smaller piece 5”x7” oil on canvas. I think Santa Claus brings such an element of magic to Christmas. Who doesn’t love memories of waiting on Christmas Eve to hear reindeer on the roof? One thing I love to think about is how Santa Claus loves to give because of his appreciation of the most giving example we have: the Savior. Here I have depicted Santa Claus sitting in his chair next to the tree and reading about the reason we celebrate Christmas.
.
.
This piece is available for purchase and comes with this frame as pictured. $350. 4x6 and 5x7 prints also available with different finish options as a more affordable option. Message me for prices. Perfect for display in your home to remind your family of the real meaning of Christmas. .
.
#thereasonfortheseasonisjesus #thereasonfortheseason #christmasart #christmasartwork #celebratechrist #celebratechristmas #santabelieves #ibelieve #thenorthpole #santaclausart #holidaytraditions🎄 #lighttheworld #readingthechristmasstory

Gordon Bowen spoke at the IAA Banquet at the JSMB before the Artist Reception last Wednesday. His keynote address was absolutely amazing! He spoke about the viability of the arts with such passion. I wish I could copy his whole speech and just paste it here! I totally agree with him here. And I’ve added a pic of me and my husband after the banquet on the top floor ❤️. .
.
#viabilityofart #bymegsart #jsmb #josephsmithmemorialbuilding #artistdinner #gordonbowen #keynoteaddress #artisforeveryone #artisforeverybody #artshowcase

SOLD. Just sold one of my favorite pieces at the show going on now at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building 9AM-9PM now through Saturday. The buyer has allowed me to keep it on display till the end of the show so you can all still see it. “Awe” 18”x24”, oil on canvas.
.
.
Come by and find me and mention my Instagram or Facebook account for a FREE 5x7 card print of one of my paintings.
.
.
#inspirationalart #artshowcase #josephsmithmemorialbuilding #bymegsart #favoriteart #soldartwork

WINNER from my last post! There were so many good ones, it was hard to choose! Kaitlyn Klein suggested on Facebook “Guide Us to Thy Perfect Light”. I love this one because it holds multiple meanings. The temple is the place we are guided to the perfect light (the Savior), it is from the Christmas song, We Three Kings, and it speaks about the lights. Thanks for all of your suggestions! This image is of another piece that will be for sale at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building 11/29-12/1. I actually used Cassie Marriner Secol’s suggested title for my last post for this piece, “Eternal Light”. I will send you both a print! .
.
.
#christmasattemplesquare #christmaslightsattemplesquare #templeatchristmas #christmaslights #templepainting #bymegsart #christmaslights #familiesareforever

****CLOSED—winner announced in next post.
WIN A PRINT OF THIS PAINTING! I need title suggestions. Help me name this original 11”x14” that will be for sale at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building 11/29-12/1! I’ll send a 5x7 print to the person whose title I pick 😊. I’ll ship it to them after the first week of December. Also, this is cross-posted to my Facebook page as well. Winner will be selected from the collaboration of answers.
.
My reference for this photo was from years ago when my husband and I were first dating before our missions. We went to see the lights at temple square and I took my old film camera with us and got this shot. I’ve always wanted to paint the temple with Christmas lights ✅. I’ve also got a smaller 4”x6” of a side view that will be for sale at the show too. .
.
#lighttheworld #templesquarelights #templesquare #templepainting #artshowandsale #saltlaketemplepainting #christmasinsaltlake #ldstemplepainting #originalartforsale #downtownsaltlakecity #winterinsaltlakecity #christmaslightsattemplesquare

This one will be for sale in my upcoming show 😊. 11”x14” oil on canvas. I’ve titled it, “Beholding Greatness”. As I pondered about a name for this, these words stuck out to me. The little one is beholding Christ, who undoubtedly is the greatest friend, brother, peacemaker, EVERYTHING. But He is also beholding a child of God, who’s worth is even more than we can comprehend. Each child of God is of infinite worth. .
.
.
See it in person at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building November 29-December 1st. .
.
Thanks for modeling @mitchellschwartz And your little one 😊
.
.
#paintingofchrist #paintingofjesus #ldsartist #ldsartists #ldsart #comfortingwords #helovesyou #jesuslovesme❤️ #jesuslovesme #babypainting #babyandjesus #iamachildofgod #bymegsart #upcomingartshow #artsales #artshowandsale

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags