Megan (Mae) Elizabeth Read is an American figurative artist living and working in Charlottesville, Virginia. Largely self-taught, she began as a charcoal and pencil artist but now works almost exclusively in oil with pieces ranging from small still life to large scale figurative paintings, often featuring the female form. Since Mae began focusing on painting in 2017 she has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, and Sotheby’s, NY. Her work is held in a number of private collections, including the Bennett Collection of Women Realists, has been included in various publications, and was awarded 1st place for Imaginative Realism at the 2019 International Art Renewal Center Salon.
Elaine and the Artist, 2019 - 2020
Oil on Linen, 84” x 60"
At Home 2, 2020
Oil on Linen, 5" x 5"