Australian Landscape Paintings

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

Please go to Meg Vivers for details of my latest works and prices.  If you live in or near Armidale please contact me through my facebook page Meg Vivers Art for private discussions and possible discounts. Also, Bluethumb now has a generous time-payment system which may be of help to buyers. They are extremely helpful organising couriers and other details.

Interested in semi-abstract Australian landscape paintings by Meg Vivers? If you live near Armidale NSW (or are passing through) please email me or phone 02 67752242 to arrange a visit to my art collection.  Scroll down to the bottom of the next three pages to see Australian Landscape Paintings still for sale and sold.

 WE HAVE MOVED TO  ARMIDALE. Here are some of my recent paintings. For more details please go to Meg Vivers or ring me on 67752242 if you live locally.


A new painting posted on Bluethumb, but still drying! ‘Tree Tops NSW’. Water based oils. Please go to Meg Vivers if you would like to check up on my latest work!


I was given a new camera for Christmas 2020 and decided to take new photos of some of my paintings.  Here is one entitled ‘Cobar Country’ which I did after a trip out to Burke and back via Cobar.  Hot, red country in severe drought. This is oil on canvas and is available through Bluethumb.

Another painting that I was pleased with was ‘Regrowth and Foothills’.  (It has now gone to live in Hong Kong, along with two of its same-size friends.) I love it when graziers clear paddocks of all trees to allow for better grazing for their stock and then up come all the little trees to replace them.  This is called ‘Regrowth’ and it makes me happy to see the new trees emerging!! This painting is now framed with a box frame showing a thin white frame. SOLD as ‘Mudgee Foothills’.


‘Dust Storm Approaching’ When people see this sign of dust approaching, they shut their widows and doors. However, the strange light created by the sun shining through the dust makes the whole outback scene worth recording in paint. Similar to many of my works, nevertheless this painting incorporates an interesting new palette and I was very pleased with the result. SOLD to a nice man in northern Queensland.

Dust Storm Approaching


In the painting below, ‘Golden Days’, I have experimented with splashes of gold paint to make it sparkle. I am very happy with the result. SOLD to a lady at Mudgee.

Golden Days


The painting (below) ‘Rocky Hillside, New England ‘ was quite a challenge to photograph as the colours changed in various lights.  I am happy now with how it looks.

These paintings are all available at Bluethumb or email the artist at if you live near Armidale, NSW.

Rocky Hillside – New England


Pilbara Country

New England Hillside (SOLD to a lady in Brisbane, Queensland)

Landscape Impressions (SOLD to a lovely Armidale couple)

Kimberley Country (SOLD to Mudgee, NSW)

These paintings are all available at Bluethumb or email the artist at if you live near Armidale, NSW.

Previous Notes:

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.   Available at Bluethumb or contact the artist. SOLD

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.  Available at Bluethumb.

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 which gives it more depth.  It is 61 cm x 76 cm, acrylic on linen. For sale on Bluethumb.

26 December, 2017: Experimenting with purple and yellow complementary colours (below).  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). SOLD.

13 December, 2017:   A lively painting entitled ‘Morning Light’.  Size 102 x 76 cm.  Acrylic and oil on stretched canvas.    Quite unique and would bring a room to life!  Available on Bluethumb or ring 67752242. SOLD.



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.


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