Meg West

The beauty around me in Albemarle and surrounding counties is what inspires all of my paintings. We live in a visually stimulating environment. The rolling hills, the mountains, farmland and woods provide the elements for interesting compositions.

I went to Philadelphia College of Art, and majored in Graphic Design, minored in painting. That is where the seed of excitement for painting started. But I knew I couldn't make a living at that time in painting, so I worked for several years. In 2000, I started painting again and took a few classes at Piedmont Virginia Community College. After one year, I started painting full time.

I paint every day and enjoy the rhythm and momentum that comes with a steady flow of painting. The act of painting is what is important to me—I enjoy the feeling of being connected to my environment, myself and the painting. I look forward to developing as an artist and creating my future paintings.

Mon 10–6
Tues 10–6
Wed 10–6
Thurs 10–6
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.