Art makes me feel good. My goal is to create happy, colorful original art that will inspire people to welcome the beauty of art into their lives.
Meg Krakowiak is a contemporary award winning artist best known for her vibrant use of color. Initially inspired by Degas and the beauty of pastels, Meg creates work that looks like pastels utilizing water based materials and crisscross brushstrokes. Her current work continues to explore color, light, and texture, combining various water based materials and techniques.
Meg currently owns and operates Meg Krakowiak Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio on historic Palm Avenue, downtown Sarasota. Her working studio is in the gallery allowing patrons to watch her work and appreciate the process that goes into each piece.
From 2012 – 2016 Meg resided in Louisville Kentucky where she owned and operated her gallery and studio. Painting and teaching students of all ages sparked the attention of Louisville natives. Elizabeth Krammer, art editor of the Courier Journal states, “Meg Krakowiak’s gossamer paintings, consisting of landscapes and seascapes, portray light and color in a dreamlike mist.” In 2013, Meg was invited to join KORE Gallery at the Mellwood Arts Center where she was the the top seller for the next three years. While in Louisville, Meg was awarded "Emerging Artist of the Year" at Mellwood Art Center in 2013, “Best of Show” at the annual Louisville Artisan Guild showcase in 2014, featured in Leo Magazine as one of the “Top Ten Things to See in Louisville” in 2012 and 2014. Meg also produced two solo shows, "Surrender to Color" and "Can You See It Now”.
Meg is excited to be a permanent residence in Sarasota and continue her artistic journey. Her work was recently highlighted in the Sarasota Herald Tribune (September 17, 2017) for her use of colors and themes and how her art can inspire the way you furnish your home. Meg's artwork has also been highlighted in numerous featured homes in Home and Design magazine. Meg considers it a gift to create art every day and strives to share the joy and beauty of art with others.