Mighty Flower Display by Artist Megan Barrass

Megan Barrass - Artist

Megan is typically known for her Australian themed paintings, along with her bold floral artworks; with a generous use of luscious coloured brush strokes of acrylic paint, onto large scale canvases.

The artwork is definitely a direct response from her environment. Scenes that we all experience, capture her attention, drawing the viewer in to focus on and explore the moment. Such as, going bush walking and seeing the Australian fauna and wildlife; the visual delights that snorkelling offers; actually seeing the local octopus in its home; going to the beach, with the colourful umbrellas and beach towels; visiting the flower shop or simply enjoying a vase of fresh flowers. By using sketches and photography for her observational studies, Megan will collage the moments together to construct a narrative.

Her work addresses ways of celebrating life. The aim is to create images so others can visually share the passion and optimism.

CV

2023

Banjo Book launch

2023

Living, loving, creating and painting in Shoal Bay, Port Stephens NSW.

2007 - 2017

Working on paintings; commissions from Thompson Health Care Developers NSW.

2006 - 2015

Moved to Hunter Valley, operated Emma’s Cottage Vineyard and Art Gallery.

Early

years Grew up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW Australia.

Projects

2022

Nov Artist residency Lighthouse Art Newcastle NSW

2022

Oct ‘Local qualia’ exhibition, Artisan Collective Gallery, Nelson Bay NSW

2022

Feb ‘Sydney’ Group exhibition, Traffic Jam Galleries NSW

2022

Artwork for ‘Port to Plate, Port Stephens’ a community Seafood cookbook

2022

Member of Artisan Collective Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW

2021

Curator for the 2021 AGL Port Stephens Art Exhibition

2021

Jan & Feb ‘Colour’ Art Exhibition Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral, Mosman NSW

2021

Nov ‘All Australian’ Art exhibition with Traffic Jam Gallery Sydney

2020

Nov Port Stephens Council ‘Abundance’ MURAL O’Meara Lane Nelson Bay 35meters wide x 4 meters high

2020

Aug & Sept Feature artist at Artisan Collective Port Stephens, Nelson Bay NSW

2018

2022 Represented by Traffic Jam Gallery Sydney

2019-2020

Involved in starting and running Shoal Bay Art Gallery, Shoal Bay NSW

2020

Feb Artastique Maitland NSW community art event

2019

Sept Word and Art Project, Manly Art Gallery NSW

Company Commissions

2016-2017Wahroonga House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (29 paintings)
2016Boronia House, St. Mary’s, Thompson Health Care, Australia (33 paintings)
2015Milford House, Randwick and Sea Beach House, Mona Vale, Thompson Health Care, (30 paintings)
2014Mittagong House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (38 paintings)
2013Terry Hills House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (24 paintings)
2011-12Fredericton House, Kempsey, Thompson Health Care, Australia (23 paintings)
2011Turramurra House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (9 paintings)
2009-10Kempsey House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (25 paintings)
2008Bowral House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings)
2007Avalon House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings)
2004Collaroy YHA, 3 levels of murals
Lucy's wonderland and Megan 1mb

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