Meg Lewer grew up in Brewarrina, a small town, on the banks of the Barwon River and home to the 40,000 year old Aboriginal Fish traps.
Now residing on the Central Coast, she is a full time artist, working predominately with Alcohol Inks, which are acid free, fast drying, transparent and spirit based.
Each painting is worked with a combination of small brush strokes and an interplay of the Inks running across the surface of the board.
Megs’ subjects change from week to week but the overriding force involves colour and the visual delight it brings to so many subjects.
Hovering between Realism and Abstraction, her paintings throb with the movement and richness she finds in the shadows and reflections of our landscape.
“You have the eyes of a magpie” I was told when young, always looking, always inquisitive, seeking understanding. My art is a reflection of that never ending quest for knowledge especially in the natural kingdom.
Early inspiration came from my Father, a character and story teller who beautifully illustrated his fictional characters onto whatever surface was available including our house walls!
I love colour, its interactions on the page, its subtlety, boldness, restfulness and cheekiness and these inks hum with a creative energy of their own which suits my personality.
My hope is that my art weaves a magical fairy-story for others just like those early illustrations did for m