Megan Bertrand is a portrait artist located in Abbeville, Louisiana. Working solely with compressed charcoal, her portraits are high in contrast and executed in a detailed, representational style.
Discovering her gift early on, Meg started creating art and receiving instruction at the age of six, continuing her artistic training throughout high school and beyond, graduating from McNeese State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Visual Art with a concentration in photography.
After college she was privileged to work for renowned Louisiana photographer C.C. Lockwood. Especially in the creation of his book, Marsh Mission, a collaborative effort with another famous Louisiana artist, painter Rhea Gary. It was a true “once in a lifetime” experience.
In 2004 Meg married and went on to have 5 beautiful children (her greatest works to date.) Being a stay at home mom enabled her to continue her lifelong passion for drawing, completing dozens of commissioned portraits and pieces for charitable auctions over the past 12 years.
Meg is constantly working on original art alongside her commissioned portraits in a bid to answer the call of Pope St. John Paul, II to artists to “Search for new epiphanies of beauty so that through their creative work as artists they may offer these gifts to the world”.