I am an artist living life by the shores of south eastern Georgian Bay (Anishinabewaki, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga land). While I lived in various cities/towns across Southern Ontario, I have returned to my hometown just north of Barrie. It feels like home here, a place where I can rest my head and my soul, recharging for new adventures and exploring.
I think this is reflected in my art. I often base my work around water and nature, or other things I find beautiful. It is so important to surround ourselves with things that lift our spirits or soothe our minds. I believe art has the ability to do that, and can be used as a way to communicate or express ourselves.
I lost touch with painting for a few years after leaving art school, however remained connected to the arts through teaching dance and opening my sketchbook for the occasional drawing. These days I focus on implementing the arts into my life any way I can. In addition to painting and clay making, I enjoy taking adult dance classes (tap is still my favourite, all these years later) and teaching myself the ukulele (it is very challenging to sing and strum at the same time). While Meaghan Schitka Arts is something I have wanted to build for a long time, it is my evening and weekend project, as I work full time in community health care. I love it that way! When I am not working or making art, you can find me hiking, at the beach, reading a book on my Kobo, or relaxing with loved ones.