Meagan Abra Blessing spent her formative years hiking and camping in the backcountry wilderness, packing on horseback, and living and working in various western states from Alaska to Colorado. These experiences gave her a deep appreciation of and respect for the wildlife she observed as well as the many horses she has had the pleasure of partnering with in her exploratory endeavors.
Today, Meagan’s love of the wide open spaces and wild inhabitants of the West informs her paintings. Utilizing color, light, and design, she brings a contemporary twist to classic and often quintessentially Western imagery.
Her ‘Modern Wild’ series available at Gallery Wild features wildlife subjects rendered in a contemporary realist style with abstract influences. Utilizing color, light, and design, Meagan personifies her animal subjects with a sense of wonder and a modern aesthetic that is continually evolving and increasingly evident in her work.
Meagan's work has won numerous awards locally and internationally. She is a member of the American Women Artists and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and is well known and featured in western art magazines.
2020 BoldBrush FASO Fav 15
2019 International Professional Artists Bronze, Mondial Art Academy, Aimargues, France
2019 Best In Show, Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls, Montana
2019 International Artist of the Month, Mondial Art Academy, Aimargues, France
2017 Local’s Choice, NOAPS Holiday Small Works Show & Sale, Parkville, Missouri
2017 Poster Artist, 95th Annual Ellensburg Rodeo
2017 BoldBrush FASO Fav15
2016 Gallery First Choice, International Gallery Awards Mondial Art Academy International, Aimargues, France
2016 Cover Artist, Official Ellensburg Rodeo Program
2016 People's Choice, Out West Art Show & Fine Art Connoisseur
2015 Public Art Installation, Downtown Billings, Montana
2015 Ambassador for Montana, Mondial Art Academy International, Aimargues, France
2015 Boldbrush FASO Fav15
2014 SIG Grant Award, Montana Arts Council
The Russell: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum
The Russell: Art In Action, Great Falls, MT
The Mountain Oyster Club Art Show & Sale, Tucson AZ
Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls MT
Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show, Cheyenne WY
America’s Horse In Art Exhibition: AQHA Museum, Amarillo TX.
Western Art & Architecture, The Contemporary West In Harmony, August 2015
Big Sky Journal Arts Issue, Creative Business, July 2015
Western Art Collector, State of the Art: Montana, August 2014
Western Art Collector, Art of the Horse, May 2014
Southwest Art, Spotlight: Western Masters, March 2014
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby MT
Waterworks Art Museum Permanent Collection, Miles City MT