"My Eyes Are Up Here" named Critic's Choice for top 5 art exhibits of the last 12 months by Fort Worth Weekly

My recent 2-person exhibit at Fort Works Art, “Kate Stipp & Megan Van Groll: My Eyes Are Up Here,” was recently published in Fort Worth Weekly’s annual “best of” selections for the past year as a critic’s choice for one of the top 5 art exhibits in Fort Worth of the past year.

“At Fort Works Art, Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll tackled the female experience in My Eyes Are Up Here, a symphony of powerful figurative painting that was often as traditionally beautiful as slightly discomfiting.”

Read the full write-up at Fort Worth Weekly.

“Rebirth,” detail. 20”x20,” oil on linen, 2018.

“Rebirth,” detail. 20”x20,” oil on linen, 2018.

Opening of "My Eyes Are Up Here" at Fort Works Art

Pictured: Kate Stipp, Megan Van Groll, Lauren Childs, Sarah Colby. 📷: Bill Stipp

Kate Stipp & Megan Van Groll. 📷: Bill Stipp

Kate Stipp & Megan Van Groll. 📷: Bill Stipp

Earlier this year, I was invited by Fort Works Art, a gallery in nearby Fort Worth, Texas, to participate in a 2-person show with fellow figurative painter Kate Stipp.  

I had 7 pieces ready to go at the time I got the call, and created 5 brand new ones for the show in the 9 intense weeks between the invitation and drop-off of the work. I'm thrilled with the way they all came out, and how well-paired they were with Kate's work. 

The opening was during Spring Gallery Night, one of the two most high-traffic evenings in the Fort Worth gallery scene. And the turnout lived up to the hype - it was packed!

"My Eyes Are Up Here" runs through May 5. For details on visiting, or to inquire about any of the work in the show, head over to