If you’re in Portland, consider taking your children to the heartwarmingly beautiful show by localish artist Megan Marie Myers at the JoLa Cafe through July 22, 2016. As soon as you walk into JoLa, you’re touched by large format originals and framed prints of Megan’s nature scenes with children. There are girls with foxes, moose, bear and lamas, boys with walruses and mountain goats and more. You can see examples from the show below.

Girl and Fox and Moon Megan Marie Myers

Artwork by Megan Marie Myers

For me, her work inspires the joy of being a child with an innate appreciation of nature and animals. You can’t make it through the cafe without having your heart literally warmed.

Moose and Girl Megan Marie Myers

Artwork by Megan Marie Myers

Of course, I may be a bit biased because I’m collaborating with Megan on Zoe and the Amazocalypse, a illustrated children’s book about the tech boom’s impact on Seattle (basically the Space Needle has disappeared and a young girl sets out to find it, meets a monster, etc.)

Walrus and Boy Megan Marie Myers

Artwork by Megan Marie Myers

You can see more of Megan’s work at her website: http://meganmariemyers.com — and yes, you can purchase prints online at her Etsy store.

I hope you’ll check it out. Sales during the show at JoLa have been intense!

Posted by Jeff Reifman

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