Australian Landscape Paintings by Meg Vivers – Impressions on Cotton Canvas or Linen – Oil, Acrylic, Ochre
Interested in semi-abstract Australian landscape paintings by Meg Vivers? If you live near Armidale NSW (or are passing through) please email me to arrange a visit to my studio: firstname.lastname@example.org . Scroll down to the bottom of the next three pages to see Australian Landscape Paintings still for sale.
SORRY NOT TO HAVE POSTED FOR A LONG TIME. WE HAVE MOVED TO 19 CATHERINE STREET, ARMIDALE, WHERE I PLAN TO SET UP A STUDIO/GALLERY. PRESENTLY WORKING TOWARDS AN EXHIBITION DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF OCTOBER AT THE KATOOMBA GALLERY ONE88 FINE ARTS, 186 KATOOMBA STREET. FROM 2 OCTOBER TO 13 OCTOBER. THIS EXHIBITION IS SHARED WITH TALENTED SYDNEY ARTIST MONIKA SCHEFFLER, WHO ALSO PAINTS AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES, BUT IN A MORE TRADITIONAL STYLE THAN I DO! DO HOPE YOU CAN POP IN AND SEE OUR PAINTINGS!
Here are three of mine that will probably be on show at Katoomba:
30 January, 2018: On a hot summer’s day in New South Wales, Australia, the wind started to get up and I was inspired to paint the action. With dry grass around this is also a bad time for fires, and as I paint I remember those who are fighting bush fires during these hot dry days. Easier to paint a picture than fight a fire!! This painting has now been framed in a simple antique gold frame. Size: 94 x 64 cm. ‘Summer Wind’ will also be on show at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts in early October.
23 January, 2018: Finally finished ‘Waterhole’, an abstract interpretation of a waterhole anywhere in Australia, but perhaps Arkaroola in SA. I am pleased with this work. Incidentally, the actual painting has more depth than is shown on your screen. Size 61 x 76 cm, acrylic on stretched linen. Selling for $450 plus postage. Selling also on Bluethumb .
30 December, 2017: A wet day, and I have been working on a painting I began at the Arkaroola workshop. Acrylic on canvas board. 76 x 61 cm, unframed. Amazing colours have emerged using good quality ‘Golden’ acrylic paints. Price $250, unframed.
29 December, 2017: A smaller painting entitled ‘Night Dance’. I am pleased with the colour contrast in this one, although the dark background is even darker in places than shown here. It is 61 cm x 76 cm, acrylic on linen. For sale on Bluethumb .
26 December, 2017: Experimenting with purple and yellow complementary colours. Full of surprises, and difficult to reproduce the real effects in a photograph. Oil on canvas with satin varnish. Size 101 x 76 cm. Price $500 plus postage and insurance (if required).
13 December, 2017: A new painting entitled ‘Last Light’. Size 102 x 76 cm. Acrylic and oil on stretched canvas. Price $500, plus postage if not local buyer. Quite unique and would bring a room to life! Contact the artist at email@example.com .
MEG’S AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Meg Vivers produces impressions of Australian landscape using oil and stretched canvas or linen. Sometimes she makes use of the brilliant colours of natural ochres, or uses acrylics and/or ink. Her works hang in Australian homes, public spaces, and in homes beyond Australia. Although her paintings are reminiscent of those of well-known Australian artist Fred Williams, her style actually began to evolve well before she became familiar with Williams’ work. She has recently been experimenting with fluid figures in her landscapes. However, her fascination with the Australian bush continues.
A selection of Meg’s paintings can usually be viewed at Armidale Art Gallery, The Mall, Armidale, NSW, Australia, or contact the artist through the Contact page. Alternatively, interested locals can ‘phone Meg Vivers on (02) 6775 2242 to arrange a private viewing.
Paintings below are for sale unless marked ‘sold’ or ‘on hold’, and can be purchased through the Contact page at the prices indicated below each painting, plus postage. See also Facebook discussions on Meg Vivers Art and works in progress.
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1941, Meg Vivers spent her childhood on an isolated cattle station in south-west Queensland, before going away to boarding school at the age of twelve.
As a child, she immersed herself in the bush, riding her favourite horse into remote corners of the property where her father was Manager. With this immersion came a deep love for the solitude and beauty of the Australian landscape. This love grew as she began drawing and sketching her surroundings, encouraged by her parents. Her early schooling was by way of correspondence, so her love of art was a natural progression from her life experience, rather than from other artists.
After several years working in Sydney, Meg married and returned to the bush in northern New South Wales. From there, she travelled throughout Australia with her husband. After gaining her PhD at the University of New England, visits to Ireland, England, Japan and New Zealand gave Meg ammunition for the writing of several books.
After her marriage, Meg continued drawing in black and white. Then, while studying with local artist Estelle Cotsell, she discovered the joy of representing the landscape by way of colour and semi-abstract shapes.
Experimenting with mixed media, her technique may have changed, but the method by which she depicts the landscape has remained remarkably similar throughout – perhaps a reflection of how deeply her reaction to her childhood surroundings has been imprinted on her psyche.Although some say her art is reminiscent of that of the famous Australian artist, Fred Williams, Meg is quick to point out that her style evolved well before she knew about Williams. Nevertheless, now she knows his work, she feels a strange affiliation with him and with the progression of his style.Followers of Meg’s art often say how much her paintings remind them of landscapes they have passed through in their Australian travels. She is pleased when she hears this, because it evokes a depth of shared response and sensitivity well beyond the power of words.