PAPYRUS Artist in Residence: Megan Carn

Bright. Bold. Broad brush strokes. At PAPYRUS, we’re proud to introduce one of our latest Artists in Residence, Megan Carn. Painting out of her home studio in Columbia, South Carolina, you’ll find Megan’s artwork gracing our Swan Lake Collection, which includes mugs, journals, and magnets.

“I want the people who see my art to love it as much as I love making it,” says Megan. “You really can’t help but smile when you see a gaggle of colorful swans or a pink giraffe.”


Megan found her niche in animal paintings, but also enjoys painting florals, people, weddings, abstracts, and landscapes—”they’re all so different and exciting,” she explains. The artist’s medium is thick acrylics with infusions of bright, bold color. “I love adding texture and layers to finish a piece,” she says. “The extra dimension from a thick layer of paint is exactly what a painting needs sometimes.”


For the PAPYRUS Swan Lake Collection, Megan takes a lighter approach, applying that thick, dreamy texture even without the bright colors indicative of her paintings. Here are a few of her graceful items that also make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day.


Say It With Swans

Elegant swans swim past on the cover of the Swan Soft Cover Journal. Jot down your thoughts or keep a list of inspirational quotes and poetry. Use the blush satin ribbon bookmark to keep your place in the journal.

Graceful Caffeine

Drink that cup of coffee or hot beverage in style with the Swan Shaped Mug. The swan’s neck dips to form the handle. Finished with delicate gold accents and a pale blue interior, the mug will be a sure favorite for any sleep-deprived mother.

Beauty & the Bird

Need to freshen up on the go? Keep this swan compact in your purse for quick touch-ups. The painterly swan cover encloses a magnifying mirror and a standard mirror, so you’re ready for your closeup no matter where you are.


Swan Stands

These porcelain photo stands make a lovely embellishment to those precious memories. Tuck a photograph into one of the swan stands, or use them as placecards for your next dinner party.


Birds of a Feather

Flock together with this adorable mother and baby magnet pin set. Outlined in shiny gold, stick the duo on your fridge or magnetic board. Or, give one to your mother and keep the other for yourself.




Want to meet Megan? Now’s your chance. She’s not only signing pieces in the Swan Lake Collection on the following dates, she’ll also be creating personalized illustrations for customers.



To read more about Megan Carn visit Also find her on Facebook or follow her on Instagram (@megancarn) and Pinterest.

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