Exploring the boundaries between what is observed, what is imagined and what is hidden or forgotten is central to my work.
Many of my paintings to date have had a Gothic sensibility and are drawn from 18th and 19th century themes and images found in art, poetry, texts and films. At the moment, I am researching the lives of women and children of European 17th - 19th c and early European Settlement. These works will explore the themes of social structures, ownership, oppression, beauty, adornment, memory, displacement and isolation. They include portraits, figures within interiors, landscape, and seascape, still lifes, animals and nudes.
I do commissioned work and also love painting owls.
I work with oil paint, photography, Photoshop, collage, drawing, mixed media and sculptural assemblage.
Megan attained a BFA 1st Class Hons from National Art School Sydney, has exhibited in group shows and 2 solo shows at Depot Gallery, Sydney and Shoalhaven City Art Gallery. Megan was commissioned to create the paintings for the TV show Love My Way an installation for The House at Carriageworks, Sydney and four portraits for Adderton House, Brisbane. Artist talks include SH Ervin Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre and Juniper Hall.
Megan was selected for the Blake Prize, Mosman Art Prize, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Kirribilli Art Prize and the Archibald Prize AGNSW. Megan won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Konica Redlands Art Prize and the Sydney Airport Prize.
- Awards & Career highlights
2016 - Recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - Juniper Hall
2017 - Commissioned by Adderton House of Heart & Mercy - Brisbane
2009 - Finalist in The Archibald Prize - AGNSW
2005 - Commissioned by Southern Star to create the paintings for the TV series Love My Way
2005 - Recipient of the Konica Minolta Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery