Megan Collins is an artist inspired by her lifelong, intimate contact with two oceans… the stormy Atlantic of her childhood, and the beautiful Pacific that surrounds her in Hawaii. Originally hailing from a small island off the coast of Maine, Megan’s upbringing was immersed in the world of artists and shaped by the captivating vistas of jagged coastlines and gray, foggy mornings.

A graduate of Dartmouth College in 1985, her life has included many creative endeavors starting with music lessons when she was 5 years old, which she continued to pursue up into college, writing and performing music.  Many different creative pursuits  have held places in her life including writing, sketching, jewelry design and pottery.

Megan embarked on (what turned out to be) a transformative journey from Maine to Hawaii in 2003, which is when she began painting for the first time. She had always been a fan of classical art and realism, and over time, was frustrated that the potential for art study was so limited on the island of Hawaii.  She began with art books, drawing or painting her way through them in order to improve her technique.  When the opportunity arose in 2019, she was excited to study at the Kipaipai School of Art with Rose Adare, where she completed a rigorous nine-month intensive drawing and painting atelier steeped in the classical style.  

She continues to paint even now, splitting her time between her farm on the Big Island, Paradise Meadows, and her house in Las Vegas where she is currently working on a large installation project focused on the Southwest. 

“Hawaii is a wondrous place where even the trees have flowers, and the spirit of nature is vibrantly alive…” – Megan Collins

Current Galleries

Paradise Meadows in Naalehu, Hawaii

Paradise Meadows

2012 – Present

For many years, Megan’s living room was her primary art gallery. Every day she opened her home to visitors from around the world to view her art and speak with her.  In 2023, we opened a dedicated gallery to showcase her arts and prints to visitors who come to the farm.  The gallery and the farm are open 9 – 5:30 every day. Megan works on paintings both in the house and the gallery.  If she isn’t available in the gallery when you visit, please ask for her, she would love to speak with you.

Waipio Valley Artworks

2010 – Present

This gallery is at the other end of the Big Island, near Waimea. This is a beautiful gallery with fine woodwork, pottery, all kinds of fine crafts as well as art and is definitely worth a stop if you are touring the island.

Waipio Valley Artworks in Honoka’a, Hawaii

Previous Galleries

Kailua Village Artists


Kailua Village Artists in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Punalu’u Bakery


Punalu’u Bakery in Na’alehu, Hawaii

Island Treasures Art Gallery


Island Treasures Art Gallery in Kailua, Hawaii

Previous Exhibitions

Feathers, Flippers, and Fins

2019 – Solo Exhibition

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Nei Art Show


Hilo, Hawaii

Paradise Studio Tour


Pahoa, Hawaii

Kona Coffee Festival Art Show


Kona, Hawaii