As a child, Megan Strassler always had a passion for horses and drawing them became one of her favorite things to do. Growing up in Mayfield Village, Ohio, Strassler wasn’t able to get a horse of her own so she focused her time studying horse books and drawing books. Strassler attended Cornerstone Christian Academy where she took as many art classes as possible and won multiple awards for Best of Shows in school-related art competitions. She spent two years studying under portrait artist Bill Kufahl learning to work in charcoal, pastel, and oil. Strassler works from her own photographs and most of her work depicts horses she observes on family vacations.
In 2006 she entered her first charcoal drawing in the Gates Mills April Art Show, winning second place. in 2008 she was accepted into the AAEA Fall Open Juried Exhibition taking home the Founders Award as well as the Popular Choice Award. Strassler since then has been invited to enter several of the AAEA’s annual invitational shows and has done various commissioned works.
“I decided to become an artist because I know God has given me an artistic talent, and I feel it is both a privilege and a responsibility of mine to use that gift for him.”
- Megan Strassler