Bio / CV


MEGHAN OONA CLIFFORD, MFA:
The Mystical Artist Who Paints Moments of Enlightenment


BIO
On the auspicious day of 7.7.77, Meghan Oona was born into a loving family in the Heartland. Blessed with a sense of magic early on, she made art since she could hold a crayon.

Following her dreams of enchanted forests to the West Coast, Meghan Oona graduated from Evergreen State College with her BA in Interdisciplinary Art.

After spending a year in the desert on a vision quest, Meghan Oona clarified that art is her purpose, then earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and became a professional artist.

She lives on 5 acres in Santa Cruz County, CA with her husband and two young children. Every day they wake up and say "Good morning, we are blessed."

WORK
Meghan Oona makes celebratory art to awaken people to their true essence. Infatuated with myths and spiritual traditions, her practice explores archetypes and paths to bliss.

The art is soul-awakening, often blending cosmic beings with meticulous abstraction. Her freestyle painting technique weaves color together as a meditation on interconnectedness.

Meghan Oona's background in fashion informs the work. She uses multiple mediums like oil, pencil, and acrylic on canvas, paper, and wood.

Meghan Oona’s work has been featured by MTV, Bored Panda, The Art People, Pool Tradeshow, Surrender to the Flow, moreTrees clothing, Lip Magazine, White Apricot, The Utne Reader, Eco-Chick, G Living Network, iCanvas, We'Moon, and Meditation Talks. Her work is enjoyed by private collectors around the world.

WORKSHOPS
Meghan Oona loves to help her fellow artists go deeper in their art practice. Her online lessons create confident, prolific artists by expanding their portfolio and giving them practical tools to define their unique style and message.

COLORING BOOK
Meghan Oona is the author of Star Dust Adult Coloring Book: Creative art therapy for inspiration, healing, and relaxation, now available on Amazon.


Email: meghan.oona.clifford@gmail.com
Blog: www.meghanoonacliffordblog.com
Facebook: @meghanoonaclifford
Instagram: @meghan_oona_clifford

 

Curriculum Vitae

Meghan Oona Clifford, M.F.A.
b. 1977, Madison WI
Lives and works in Watsonville, CA
www.meghanoonaclifford.com | meghan.oona.clifford@gmail.com 

Education
2007   M.F.A., New Genres Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2001   B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1999   University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

Selected Solo Shows

2022   Seeds: The Fertile Void, (online), Santa Cruz, CA
2016   Star Dust: Moments of Enlightenment, Elevation 66, El Cerrito, CA
2014   The Elevated Art of Meghan Oona, Elevation 66, El Cerrito, CA
2012   The Illuminated Art of Flow, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA
2010   For Love of Spirit: Celebrating Togetherness, Lipo Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Shows
2022   Let Me Tell You, juried exhibition, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE (Jurors: Rebecca Howell and Jen Hintz Eggers)
2022   Verdant Heart, juried exhibition, Fe Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (Jurors: Karen Anable-Nichols, Emerald Barkley, Millie Porter, and Sam Lyman)
2010   Womb of Creation - An Exhibition of Women Visionaries, Tribe 13 Gallery, Ukiah, CA (Curated by Jennifer Ingram)
2010   7th Annual Interdimensional Art Show, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Jennifer Ingram)
2010   Suite Jesus, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Joseph Gross)
2009   Exit Strategy, Double Vision Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Dustin Miller)
2009   Push On, Tribeca @ The Omni Hotel, Newport News, VA (Curated by Toby White)
2009   Art Now’s Circle of Life Show, 1:AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Joseph Gross)
2009   Veni Vedi Vici, Club 6, San Francisco, CA (Curated by Joseph Gross)
2008   Rise Up International Benefit Show, LA, CA
2005 Tribe 13’s Interdimensional Art Show, 108 Gallery, Seattle, WA (Curated by Jennifer Ingram)
2001  I Want Burning: Ecstatic Images and Poetry, The Family Tree, Olympia, WA

Selected Bibliography
2022  Carve Out Time for Art, community highlight
2020   Find Inspiration with the Star Dust Coloring Book, PhanArt: Music, Art, and Community, featured article
2017   A Getaway to the Deeper Realms of the Soul - the Must-See Art Work of Meghan Oona, Meditation Talks, featured article
2017   We’Moon Calendar and Date Book, featured art
2013   Path to Bliss, The Art People / People Project Magazine, featured article
2013   We’Moon Calendar and Date Book, featured art
2011   Modern Mystics Inspire, Surrender to the Flow Magazine, featured article
2008   Interviewed by MTV’s Street Team

Publications as Author
2020   Star Dust Adult Coloring Book: Creative art therapy for inspiration, healing, and relaxation
2019   Reactivate Your Creative Power eBook
2017   I Paint Visionary Art to Awaken Your Soul, feature article, Bored Panda
2014   All Praise: Seeing, To Become photo book
2008   My eyes are your eyes, too: culture creation, modern mysticism, and beyond
2007   Your Eyes Are My Eyes photo book

Professional Organizations
Artist/Mother Network
Thrive Together Network

Residency
Artist/Mother Virtual Art Residency, Feb-Mar 2022

Teaching (online)
2019-now
The Creative Path Workshop

Activate Your Creativity - A Journey
Rituals for Artists

You are Good Enough Workshop

Related Experience
2001-2014   moreTrees clothing company, founder, CEO, and designer
2003-04   Sylvan Wisdom Cooperative Art Gallery, volunteer member
2000-02   The Family Tree Artist Collective, director and curator
1990-95   Madison Children’s Museum, volunteer

Skills
Computer proficiency: Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Zoom, and Adobe Acrobat
Painting : oil, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache
Drawing: graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil
Leadership: As the CEO and founder of a fashion line, and now as sole proprietor of my art business, and the mother of two young children, I enjoy organizing events, developing projects, and building MagnaTile cities.