Margaret (“Meg”) LeCompte was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and like many other Cajuns who came before her, she “got to Texas as fast as she could.” Meg’s early childhood was spent in Houston, but in 2006, she and her family made Austin their home.  Meg faces unique challenges as a young woman with autism and limited language skills, but through art, she has found an expressive outlet.  Meg takes great pride in her pieces:  The process of creating brings her great excitement and joy, and she is often heard to remark, “Wow!” or “Cool!” as the development of her work progresses.

Due to her disability, Meg was not afforded the same opportunities for formal art instruction growing up.Through her art, Meg has gained a new dimension of expressive capabilities allowing her to engage with her work and her community and allow her true self to shine.