James A. Meger taught art from 1973-1979. During this time he consulted with his mentor, artist Les Kouba. In 1979, he resigned from teaching. His first limited edition print “Wildside” was released and quickly sold out. It was also announced in December of 1979 that he had won the 1980 Minnesota Duck Stamp print.
Today, Meger feels that his previous education, which included three years of pre-med, as well as hunting experience, has educated him for the muscular and skeletal structure needed to paint his realistic depictions of wildlife. Meger wants to tell a story with each of his paintings. Some of his paintings have taken up to five months to create. Since 1982, he has included hidden elements in his paintings. The curious and keen observers seek out the hidden images. From this, Meger has been known as the artist who paints “More than Meets the Eye.”