Margareta “Meta” McDonald
Born and raised in Sweden, and the granddaughter of K. Hugo Segerborg, Director of the Royal Art School in Stockholm, Meta’s first passion was painting. She was urged by her father to pursue the study of mathematics, physics and chemistry, however, and had a long career teaching in Lapland, Montreal and Hong Kong, among other places.
In midlife she was able to begin the formal art studies she had always dreamt of, first at the University of Bridgeport, with a focus on art therapy, and then at SUNY Purchase and Silvermine Art School. Upon retirement in Maine she began to study at MECA&D, particularly with Continuing Studies instructor and painter Janet Manyan. The bright, energetic palettes of Meta’s paintings reflect her philosophy that “painting is a celebration of life.”