Biography

Meg Schaap was born in the Netherlands.
 Upon graduation of high school, she studied art in Nijmegen and Groningen at the Academy of Art Minerva. Leaving early, she started to travel the world, she lived in Spain, London, Paris, and Munich.

In 1998, she moved to Naples, FL with her husband, where their three children grew up.

She completed her studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and received her BA, Magna cum Laude in Art in 2010. Nine years ago, she and her family moved to Potomac, MD.

As a visual artist, Meg is interested in the similarities and differences between global social cultures. Having lived amongst different cultures throughout her life, she is always adapting to different cultural habits. Painting has been a way for her to let go, take risks and make statement about the world she has come to know. On the canvas, she is free and fearless. Her paintings are bold and contain bright colors. Spontaneity has always been a common theme for Meg in her artwork. She uses mainly acrylic paint, but she commonly incorporates mixed media elements in her pieces. Recently, she has centered her work around feminine figures. The women she paints are strong and command a sense of power and respect.

Education

  • 2007-2010

    Florida Golf Coast University | Bachelor in Science and Arts, Major: Art

  • 2011-2012

    Shannon Von Burns Yoga Teacher Training | 200 RYT

  • 1988-1991

    Academy Minerva | Academy of Art, Majors: Theatre and Monumental Art

  • 1993-1996

    St. Martins Art College | London, UK

  • 2015-2016

    School for Practical Philosophy

  • 1997-1998

    Assistant to Cornelia Eichacker | Munich, Germany

  • 1985-1987

    College of Education | Majors: Drawing and Textile

Work Experience

  • 2016-present

    Shining Kids Yoga

  • 2016-present

    Broad branch montessori school Chevy Chase

  • 2012-2014

    Yoga Instructor, Warrior One Yoga Studio | Gaithersburg, MD

  • 2012-2016

    Yoga Instructor, Manor Montessori School | Rockville, MD/ Germantown, MD

  • 2006-2008

    Sales Representative, BCBG | Naples, FL

  • 1991-1992

    Apprentice of Décor, Atelier Beyne | Bussum, Netherlands

  • 1991

    Apprentice, Ro Theater | Rotterdam, Netherlands

Community Work

  • 2010-2012

    Volunteer Artist/ Creative Director, Potomac Elementary School | Potomac, MD

  • 2007-2010

    Volunteer Artist/ Creative Director, Laurel Oak Elementary School | Naples, FL

  • 2008-2010

    Set Designer, Studio Kids Productions | Naples, FL

Art Exhibitions

  • March 2018 Soloshow Marie Antoinette

    Touchstone Gallery

  • 2018 Children National Medical Center

    Touch of Touchstone

  • 2017

    Superfierce DC Blind Whino Washington DC

  • 2017

    Simon says yoga

  • 2016-present

    membershow Touchstone Gallery

  • 2016

    Best of Gaithersburg Bohrer's Park

  • 2016

    Glenview Mansion Art Gallery | Rockville, MD

  • 2016

    Cornucopia | The Women's Caucus for Art | Washington D.C.

  • 2016

    Simon Says Yoga | Artist of the Month September | Bethesda, MD

  • 2016

    Art as Politics | Touchstone Gallery | Washington D.C.

  • 2016

    "Best of the Best Gaithersburg" | Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD

  • 2015

    Gaithersburg Arts Barn | Gaithersburg, MD

  • 2015

    Latela DC | Washington D.C.

  • 2015

    Hera Hub DC

  • 2013

    Gallery 507 | Frederick, MD

  • 2013

    Moca DC | Washington D.C.

  • 2009

    Space 39 | Fort Myers, FL

  • 2009

    Johnathan Green Collection | Von Liebeg Art Museum | Naples, FL

  • 2000

    Von Liebig Art Museum | Naples, FL