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 go to the Contact Form page to commence email correspondence concerning my painted impressions of Australian landscape. Please scroll down to the bottom of the next three pages to see Australian Landscape Paintings still for sale.
THERE HAVE BEEN REDUCTIONS ON SOME OF THE PAINTINGS BELOW IN THE THUMBNAIL SECTION, AND SOME PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA DEPENDING UPON LOCATION. PLEASE EMAIL ME VIA THE CONTACT PAGE FOR DETAILS AND DISCUSSION. THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR POSTAGE INSURANCE OF $50 IF REQUIRED.
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: ‘Three Boabs in 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.
28th January: Struggling today with a smallish painting of some long-eared, white bullocks we saw during our drive through the Northern Territory of Australia in June. Finding it a very difficult subject, and hope to improve on it over time! SOLD to Armidale buyer, thankyou!
11 March: Experimenting with acrylics and ink on paper, after many years using oil on canvas. Took a while to get back into it again. Here is a section of the result:
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) or a little less.
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 by way of the Contact page.
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. For sale on Bluethumb or via my contact page. More details in thumbnail section below.
18 April: Today I am working on a large oil painting as I try to depict the wonderful reflections and colours we saw from our campsite over Easter at Chaffey Dam near Tamworth, NSW. Still more to do, but here it is so far:
25 April: I think this painting is finished. Still waiting for it to dry. It is quite big, 122 cm high x 91 cm wide. Colour reproduction better in the half-finished version above. 27 April: A few more finishing touches. I will photograph it again when it is dry. Hopefully a better photo.
28 April. In the painting below I have captured the red soil and wild stunted scrub that makes the Pilbara region in WA so unique. It is actually a rectangular painting. Oil on canvas, 102cm wide x 76cm high. Still wet, enquiries through the contact page.
DETAILS OF AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Meg Vivers produces impressions of Australian landscape using oil on 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.