Megan Rieker grew up in Maryland in a family of 8. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Fine Arts and a Masters’ Degree in Art Teaching from Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore in 1996. She married Mark Rieker in 1992 and they have 3 crazy boys. Their family has been stationed in Germany, Italy, Korea, Colorado Springs and will be here in Phoenix for one more year.



In 2000, Megan began the “Women of Inspiration” series, which includes women throughout LDS history as well as the ideals and values taught in the gospel. She continues to paint between carpooling teens, piles of laundry, her calling in the Stake Relief Society and teaching art lessons. For the past 14 years Megan has been speaking publicly on art and religion. The purpose of her work and public speaking is to uplift and inspire others to reach for our potential as children of God.


Her paintings have been featured in the Ensign, the Daughters of My Kingdom book, Church videos, in museums, temple visitor’s centers, and on book covers. 

Exhibits/ Etc   

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