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Megan Aroon Duncanson
Duncanson painting on set for Deco Drive
Born (1972-08-23) August 23, 1972 (age 47)
Bellingham, Washington
ChildrenAroon Duncanson born on September 14, 1993
Megan and daughter Aroon Duncanson, for Livin' the MAD Life

Miami based contemporary and abstract artist Megan Aroon Duncanson.[1] owner and founder of MADART[2]. Duncanson uses acrylic paint on canvas. She has been a professional artist since 2003 and has collectors from all over the world. Most famously known for her Circle of Life collection[3].

She started her own designer purse line, in January 2018, Livin' the MAD Life[4], with her daughter Aroon Duncanson, which was featured on Deco Drive[5] and The Scout Guide Miami[6].

Career[edit | edit source]

Duncanson began selling her art on Ebay in 2003 out of her home spare bedroom where she packaged and shipped everything from the same space.

Today Duncanson has her art work licensed with over 40 different companies, such as, Deny Designs[7], Art.com[8], Fine Art America[9], Urban Outfitters[10], Nordstrom[11] and Bed Bath & Beyond[12] to name a few.

Megan's painting "Living the Dream"[13] was the featured artwork in the VIP Lounge at Spectrum Miami[14] during Art Basel 2015 and was the cover of Art Blend Magazine. Duncanson's "Heartfelt" painting/print was used on the set of the Grey's Anatomy Cardiac Wing Unit, a metal art piece on the TV show Celebrity Wife Swap and one of her popular Color Block Pixel Designs was featured on a Deny Designs throw pillow in Family Circle Magazine, mirror in the "O" Oprah Magazine, as well as a plaid clock design from Deny Designs featured in HGTV Magazine.

Megan Duncanson's Painting "Miami Night Life" won the ABSOLUT X's "People's Choice" award for the ABSOLUT Vodka poster contest by a margin of 80+ votes, April, 2013[15].

Duncanson was featured in the February 2014 issue of Women in Art 278[16].

Duncanson's work is prominently featured in the lobby and meeting rooms of a newly developed Comfort Suites hotel in Texarkana, Arkansas, in 2012.

In May 2011 Duncanson's Image "Twisting Love" was the number one print on art.com's "Art on the Verge" section, out of 21,630 images.

Background & Early Life[edit | edit source]

Duncanson grew up in the bush of Alaska with her mom, dad, three brothers and sister. They lived near a small fishing village, Myers Chuck, Alaska[17]. Duncanson did not have any modern day amenities and the only way to get where she lived was by boat or float plane, there were not, and still are not, any roads[18].

After she graduated from High School in Ketchikan, Alaska, she moved to Hawaii on the island of Oahu where she attended the private College, Hawaii Pacific University from 1990-1992.

In 1992 Duncanson travelled cross country, via bus, until she reached Orlando, Florida. Where she attended Valencia Community College for a semester then in 1993 she went back to Ketchikan, Alaska and gave birth to her only child, Aroon Melane.

Over the next four years, Duncanson finished her Bachelor, and master's degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Gender Theory and International Relations from the University of Central Florida. In addition to college she was also selling her art through local galleries and shows and as murals. Duncanson also helped her (ex)husband run a lucrative custom home building business (she was a licensed Residential Contractor) until 2007 when they decided to leave the area and move their family to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Duncanson, divorced in 2017 and moved to Miami, Florida where she and her daughter started their designer purse line Livin' the MAD Life in 2018. The end of 2017 Duncanson also bought a small island in Myers Chuck, Alaska[19]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Meet the Artist: MADART Inc". Deny Designs.
  2. "MADART Designs". MADART Designs.
  3. "MADART "Circle of Life" Art". MADART Designs.
  4. "Livin' the MAD Life, Frida Kahlo". The Scout Guide.
  5. "Mother-daughter duo design unique vegan bags at Livin' the MAD Life". WSVN Lynn Martinez.
  6. "Frida Kahlo, Livin' the MAD Life". The Scout Guide. The Scout Guide.
  7. "MADART inc". Deny Designs.
  8. "Megan Aroon Duncanson Art". Art.
  9. "Megan Aroon Duncanson". Fine Art America.
  10. "MADART inc". Urban Outfitters.
  11. "'Family Joy - Megan Duncanson' Giclée Print Canvas Art". Nordstrom.
  12. "Megan Duncanson". Bed Bath & Beyond.
  13. "Martini Collection". MADART Designs.
  14. "Miami Art Basel Recap 2015". MADART Designs.
  15. "From Alaskan "Bush Girl" to "ABSOLUT Artist" - Megan Duncanson of MADART Studios is Making Major Impact on the International Art Scene with "Art that Colors the Soul"". Cision Pr Web.
  16. "American Artist, Megan Duncanson, Acrylic Paintings". Women in Art 270.
  17. "Megan Duncanson". Fulcrum Gallery.
  18. "Meyers Chuck Ak, 99903". NPR.
  19. "Welcome to the MAD Island". Juneau Empire.

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