Australian Landscape Paintings

Australian Landscape Paintings by Meg Vivers – Impressions on Cotton Canvas or Linen – Oil, Acrylic, Ochre

Interested in Australian landscape paintings by Meg Vivers? If you live near Armidale NSW (or are passing through) please call me on 02 6775 2242 to arrange a visit to my studio.  Alternatively commence email correspondence at mvivers@une.edu.au . Please scroll down to the bottom of the next three pages to see Australian Landscape Paintings still for sale.

(SOME PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA DEPENDING UPON LOCATION.  PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS AND DISCUSSION. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $50 FOR INSURANCE IF DESIRED.)

13 December, 2017:  Just finished 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 mvivers@une.edu.au .

ARTIST’S DIARY:

4 January, 2017: Added a new picture which is an oil painting of the Northern Territory bush in northern Australia.   Painting called ‘After Fires’.  See 2nd thumbnail below in list of Australian landscape paintings. SOLD on Bluethumb.

15 January, 2017: Finally finished large representation of gorge country in Western Australia in the series Australian landscape paintings.  Title: ‘Kimberley Gorge Country’.  Excited with this large painting. Had fun playing with all the yellow colours in my possession and am pleased with the result! I hope you enjoy searching for the 3 boabs … or is it 4 boabs?! Oil on stretched canvas.  Size: 122x92cm.  Price:  $1200. Only available to Australian buyers. Available also on Bluethumb. SOLD

18 March, 2017: Another attempt at ink and acrylic on paper.  Am I getting better at this?  Perhaps. These acrylic and ink on paper works are being framed with a thin white frame and a generous off-white mount. I expect them to sell for about $450.00 (Aust).

9 April, 2017:   Just finished this square painting (below), the first for some time in acrylics on stretched canvas.  It is called ‘Windblown’, and signifies a bright shiny day with a strong wind blowing in the New England region of New South Wales.  Hope this painting makes viewers as happy as I was when viewing the finished work!! It is quite big – 92 x 92cm. Presently for sale on Bluethumb for $650.00 (Aust). Or deal with the artist direct mvivers@une.edu.au.

17 April:  Today I finished off another painting using acrylic on stretched canvas, this time a rectangular one. It is called ‘Evening Clouds’.  Here it is after  the final touch-up. This painting is presently under offer.


30 April:  ‘Evening at Chaffey Dam’ finally finished.  It is quite big, 122 cm high x 91 cm wide For sale to local New England buyers for around $650.00 – hand delivered. 

12 May ‘Incoming Tide, Shark Bay, WA’ has been quite a challenge, but at last I am happy with it. For sale also on Bluethumb.

4 June A small abstract acrylic work on paper, completed this morning. This painting needs to be framed, but easy to post as it can be rolled.  $150.00.

27 June: Finally finished ‘Spinifex Near Winton, Queensland’ today.  Scraped off excess paint and added charcoal and pastel.  I quite like the effect. Will be on show at my November exhibition in Armidale Art Gallery in the Mall.

14 July: Finally finished ‘Lingering Light’ after several layers of oil paint on oxides and acrylics.  Large stretched canvas (122 x 91 cm). SOLD

23 September:  Attended a wonderful art workshop at Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges.  Did some small paintings/sketches, but now trying a large one on canvas.  This large painting ‘Colours of Arkaroola’ is still available at the reduced price of $500 plus postage.  Size: 102 x 76 cm.

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.

 

MEG VIVERS ART – ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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.