Colorful Carmel

Our Artist in Residence, Megan Roy, dreams up creative projects inspired by our hotels. This time, it’s Carmel Valley Ranch, a 500-acre playground with a golf course, spa, organic garden, chicken coop, and hilltop corral.

All I could think about after seeing this NorCal spot were the gorgeous, lush, rolling hills rolling all around,” Megan says. “So I picked up a brush and started painting them!”

“What you see here are mountains that just won’t quit; mountains at all times of day and all times of year. Yellow for golden hour, and purple for midnight. Greens for spring and daytime, and blues for cold winter nights. They’re layered and textured and piled on top of each other, just as they appear in real life. Just as they appear at The Ranch!”

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About the artist: Megan Roy is an illustrator, designer, and s’mores enthusiast from New Hampshire currently living in Los Angeles. While her favorite medium is pen on paper, she has spent time working in film and television, photography, and on large-scale installations. She has been decorating the world since 1986. You can and purchase this piece here, see more of her work on Instagram and on her site.

Stay tuned for more hotel-inspired art from Megan!

If you’d like to learn more about our Artist in Residence program, or contribute art of your own, please email us.