My Story


We all seek to understand ourselves more deeply. We all want to be in gratitude, love, and celebration. We CAN be fully awake, alive, and joyful... 

I act as a visual shaman by painting cosmic truths. My work is a meditation, and hanging it in your space wakes up your soul, daily. 

I paint moments of enlightenment because that’s my dream for humanity...


On the auspicious day of 7/7/77
, I was born into a loving family in the Heartland. Blessed with a sense of magic early on, I made art since I could hold a crayon. 

A taste for adventure called me to Europe as a teen, and I drank up the culture. Back in America, I followed music and my bliss around the lower 48. A bohemian need for freedom inspired me to live a passionate life on my own terms.

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

Soon after, I left my town, boyfriend, business, and friends. I was searching, but for what? I moved to a yoga retreat center in the middle of the desert a mile from the Mexican border. My version of 40 days in the desert, but for a whole year. 

I spent my time meditating, being of service, and reflecting. What is our true nature? What is true love? How can I be a strong, independent woman? What is my purpose?

Fun fact: during one retreat we had to “find the name of our inner child.” I determined mine was the same name I gave my beloved wolf dog, so I went by Oona for the rest of the year. I still use it as my artist name.

On my birthday, still unclear, I cried to my mom on the phone, and decided to go to grad school. Here was the fork in my road. Business School or Art School? I listened deeply to myself, found my inner guru, and I chose Art...

I wanted to make inspiring art to help uplift the world and heal my own wounds. Finally embracing my art allowed me to finally accept myself. It was a journey to get there, but I came full circle. I had been an artist along. 

Within two months I enrolled at the oldest art school in the country — The San Francisco Art Institute. I wanted to unpack everything I learned in the desert and share it with the world. I earned my MFA in 2007 and became a professional artist.

in the studio and at shows, meghan oona clifford

And that brings me to now. Because I love to uplift and inspire, I’m sharing these ideas with the world, through my art and creativity workshops.

To be a part of it, I invite you to join my collectors... it's all about adding more inspiration to your life. Please peruse my Collections to see what most resonates with you.

If you're a fellow artist who wants to bring your art practice to the next level, join me in The Creative Path Workshop to become the artist you're meant to be.

Thanks for taking a peek into my journey!
♥ ~ Meghan Oona

in the studio and at shows, meghan oona clifford, megan oona, megan oona art


(about my artwork)

Vibrant, playful, and startlingly expressive portraits that crackle with incandescent energy, the kind you might experience in a highly charged dream sequence saturated with never ending color, geometry, and rhythm… I found myself saying “Wow! the first time I saw Meghan’s work… (the Art People)

Inspired and inspiring… While her work carries a sense of boundless energy and unbridled creativity, there is also a formal intricacy and hard-earned craftsmanship that holds it all together… richly colored, wildly tangential abstract vibrancy… (Jon Zimmerman, for Surrender to the Flow Magazine)

Absolutely gorgeous! a modern Klimt! (Gregory G.)


(about my workshops)

It’s like church for artists, I’m always shouting “Yes! Yes!” Thank you. I've already learned more than I can type. My gratitude for this is deep. (Mayda C).

Thank you for helping to motivate me to continue doing what I love, creating beautiful and functional art! (Dawn A.)

Meghan Oona is a unique and visionary hero. I'm always checking my head to see which direction my vibes are emanating. (T.J.)

Thank you for taking the time to understand individuals' creative thoughts and needs. (Leah S.)

Meghan Oona has encouraged me to find healing through my art. (Polly H.)