Column-Inch Collection



Welcome to the Column-Inch Collection!

Come visit our new community gallery to see local artists’ work. The front lobby of our offices at 42 Severance Green in Colchester have been converted to a free art space, where new local art will be exhibited monthly. Stop by Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Or view the online gallery below!


Spotlight on Megan Winward Adams

Column-Inch Collection Artist


Megan Winward Adams, 32, of Essex Junction, is a graduate of Champlain College with degrees in graphic design, marketing and advertising. Her favorite medium is acrylic paint and she describes her art as “abstract, colorful, fun — just like me.”

Why do you create art?

It is a part of who I am, when I’m not being creative, or creating something, I don’t feel like myself.

What makes being an artist in the Essex/Colchester area special?

As much as art is who I am, where I live and where I make my home is also a major influence in my work. There is a wonderful community here, and there is a perfect balance of energy being close to the heart of town, yet just moments away from the woods and the mountains that inspire me.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Whenever I paint, I never like to just toss unused paint away, so I end up making some of my favorite abstract pieces with my leftover paint. This series of work is a great example of that. I have scrapped the dried up paint off of my pallet from many, many uses to create these beautiful abstract forms of color. When I look at these pieces, I see the colors and inspirations of many other works I have done for family and friends.

See Megan’s work displayed at the Column-Inch Collection through the end of the year. Drop by anytime between 9:30 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Essex Reporter offices at 42 Severance Green, Unit 108, Colchester.