Megan Wimberley is a contemporary western and wildlife artist based in Yosemite National Park, California. Wimberley takes inspiration from her life with animals and the natural world. Growing up with a variety of animals, especially horses and dogs, has been a major influence on Wimberley’s work. Her own experiences of partnership with animals and their complex emotional lives has led to a life-long love of and appreciation for our animal family.
Wimberley also brings her experience in the western/ranch lifestyle to her art, exhibiting the hard work of ranchers and bringing awareness to the work women do in these spaces. She is the founder of Cowgirl Artists of America, which strives to cultivate community, and provide educational and promotional opportunities to female artists working the western genre.
Wimberley received a BA in Fine arts from Wayland Baptist University and an MA in Art Education from Boston University. After starting her career in 2016 Wimberley took some time away from her art practice when she became increasingly ill. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and finally receiving treatment she spent time focusing on renewed health and life improvements. Thanks to a caring rheumatologist and a holistic approach to her health she’s back to work.