Easter Egg Hunt Artists

You may have noticed that we have several Silver Spring artists involved in our Easter Egg Hunt. This is an unconventional Easter Egg hunt, and they actually designed the majority of the Easter Eggs. Here are their designs:

Meagans Easter Egg
Meagan Healy © 2014

“Curved Yellow Road” © 2014 Meagan Healy Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors. 8.5″ x 11″, in an egg shape. Inspired by a hike taken with an aunt in Plieskirchen, Germany. The road can represent anything, but this particular road represents the journey of the viewer.

Meagan Healy, artist, Silver Spring, MD. Inspired by traditional cartoon animation, California Impressionists, Japanese woodcuts, and Chinese landscape painting, she seeks the simple shapes found in landscapes and cityscapes. The result is abstract yet recognize-able. Meagan chooses the watercolor medium because it is beautiful, bold and unpredictable. Much like life.

Find here at minniemoonpress.com and on Twitter @minniemoonpress

Jays Easter Egg
Jay Payne © 2014

Jay Payne, Cartoonist, “Ellis the Egghead” – After attending both the Maryland School of Art and Design and the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, artist Jay Payne began self-publishing Bamn, his “nerds vs. jocks” comic book series for young adult readers.

Re-releasing in May, BamnComics.com will bring the ongoing print series to a brand-new webcomic format. This move is meant to highlight artist Jay Payne’s animated, super-slick visual style, officially bringing Bamn and his crew of nerds into the digital arena.

While his visual inspiration comes primarily from Disney and Capcom, as a fan of comic books such as Glory and Amanda Conner’s Power Girl, Payne excels at “pin up” art for the pop cultured. Find him at jayapayne.deviantart.com and

Joannas Easter Egg
Joanna Payoyo © 2014

Joanna Payoyo“Easter Jackelope” – a Canadian artist currently interning at Silver Spring’s Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center as a marketing intern. She creates marketing strategies by day and creates illustrations and designs by night. On her spare time, she enjoys sci-fi films, history tomes, and eating candied maple bacon cupcakes. See more of her work at joannapayoyo.com and say hi to her on twitter @joannapayoyo.


Daves Easter Egg
Dave Lemen © 2014

“Persephone Returns” is done in water color and illustrates the Greek myth of Persephone and Demeter. Persephone, upon returning from her annual three month imprisonment in Hades marks the return of Spring.

Dave Lemen is a web software developer and illustrator living in Silver Spring. You can find Dave on Twitter on the handle @dlemen.


These Easter Eggs will be hidden throughout the day throughout businesses in Silver Spring’s central business district. Each one has a prize attached to it of varying value. There are additional ways to win prizes, but please come to the B&O Railroad Station to discover all the rules.

Traditional Easter EggsIn addition to the above mentioned eggs, we’ll also have traditional plastic eggs filled with candy for kids to find, so be sure to bring them along. As much as you might like to, you don’t have to leave them at home while the adults have all the fun.


Parking – Please be aware that there will be no parking at the B&O Railroad Station, so we recommend you take advantage of Silver Spring’s free weekend parking nearby and walk over.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

  • Dave Lemen

    This was a fun project to work on and I love the designs from each of the other local artists! You can find out more about a couple of the elements in my drawing by reading WAMU’s piece about Acorn Park or Silver Spring, Inc.’s interview with Jerry McCoy. Wikipedia has a brief version of the Greek legend of Persephone and Demeter.

  • Jerry A. McCoy

    Pete, here’s an idea for the Silver Spring Easter Egg Hunt 2015. Put out a call right after the first of the year for an artist-designed poster to commemorate the event. A jury would choose the winner and it could be printed in a limited edition and sold as a fundraiser for a different community organiztion each year.

    1. Pete Tan

      Great idea, Jerry. Did you have an idea for a community organization? Ha!

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