Megan Leal-Gring was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. She moved from Tahoe to Monterey Bay California to earn a B.A. Degree from CSU Monterey Bay. Her next move was to Santa Barbara, where her love affair with art became undeniable. This is where she was introduced to professional artist that motivated her to explore a career making art.
In 2011 she got the courage to paint and began exploring different mediums and styles. Abstract acrylic paintings fulfilled her creative pursuits. She began experimenting with epoxy resin in 2013 and became a full-time professional artist that same year. After her solo art show at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in 2014 she decided to name her website and company the name she gave that show, "Abstract Explosions".
Megan is always creating new ways to make art in her Lompoc studio. Her most recent pieces incorporate her original resin sculptures with her abstract acrylic resin paintings on wood, giving the paintings an amazing 3D effect. She is a self-taught artist with her own style. The tools and technique she uses are not typical and the pieces she creates take on their own existence.