Megan James began playing with paint before she could talk. Megan considers herself a self-taught artist with very little formal training.
Megan’s parents encouraged her artist nature by allowing her paint and decorate her room the way she wanted. She gained a lot of experience due to her dad’s multiple job transfers with Schlumberger. Megan especially enjoyed painting wall murals on her bedroom walls; however, one of the art projects that she loved the most was a full-size papier mache tree attached to her wall with wisteria vines hanging off the branches.
After graduating from Cinco Ranch High School, Megan attended Blinn Jr. College in College Station hoping to transfer into an art school to pursue a degree in Interior Design. She fell in love with College Station and decided to complete her undergraduate at Texas A&M where she graduate with a degree in Kinesiology. She used her creative outlet painting wall murals, both commercially and for individuals, to earn extra money to help with her college. After graduation, she relocated to Katy, TX where she worked for Medical Fitness Pros as a post rehab trainer. She married Tyler James in December of 2012 and they started their family soon afterwards. Tyler and Megan have two children, Leo (3 ½) and Lux (20 mths).
Megan is now a stay-at-home mom where she loves creating a beautiful home for her family and artwork. She always has multiple home improvement projects going at one time and enjoys sharing her DYI and art projects on her Instagram, Facebook and website pages, named appropriately Paints and Planks.