Megan Wellford Grinder specializes in painting portraits of children and adults working primarily in oil and in watercolor. Among other achievements, she has painted commissions for the Hutchison School in Memphis, TN and numerous private families. She possesses the rare ability to paint accurate portraits which capture the personality of the subject on the canvas.
Megan received her formal training at Princeton University, graduating with honors with a degree in Visual Arts and Art History in 1995. While at Princeton, she participated in a group show in 1994 and presented her senior thesis show in 1995. Megan also attended the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France, studying painting and drawing in the school of Paul Cézanne, and she has attended several portraiture seminars with nationally recognized portrait artists, Daniel Greene, Dawn Whitelaw and Shane Neal. Megan is a native Memphian and graduated from the Hutchison School in 1991.
Since returning to Memphis in 1997, Megan has worked primarily as a portrait artist specializing in commissioned portraits of both children and adults and even family pets.
Megan enjoys collecting contemporary art from local and regional artists and antiques at her home with her husband and two children.