Megan Gnekow's Profile
I am a 7th-generation Californian, exploring various creative endeavors in and around Santa Cruz. I have an undergraduate degree from Portland State University (OR) in Painting and Printmaking and a graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration from UC Santa Cruz.
There is a long tradition of art and craft in my family, something the women on both sides of my family have passed down to me through artifacts and practice. I have paintings by great aunts and blankets crocheted by my grandmother. Continuing that tradition keeps me connected to my family and their history in this place I call home.
I also strive to pass on a valuable lesson from my father, which is to notice what is beautiful in even the smallest and simplest things. He also taught me to take pride in my work and satisfaction in a job well done.
- Born on December 1
- Joined December 9, 2010