Meg paints in a more impressionistic style because not only does this allow her to be more creative in her application of the paint or inks but it also allows each viewer to interpret the work slightly differently and to create their own story around the painting. Her paintings throb with the movement and richness she finds in the shadows and reflections of our world and the magic found in the written or sung word.
“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!
A spatter fish, painted using a bit of old gauze wire and my very own toothbrush, which never fully recovered, were my earliest memories of art class with the Nuns at St Patricks, Brewarrina.
Studying Nursing, owning a Bed and Breakfast, and raising a beautiful family but always drawing, sketching and creating through the busyness of life, I finally found the time to pursue my art in a full time capacity.
Sitting beside a campfire, mesmerised by the red heart of Australia under violet heavens. Striding across the purple, heath covered English Moors. Freezing in the vastness of Antarctica or simply reading a great book about Apothecary in my chair, all awaken the desire to create a memory. A diary of my responses celebrating the blessings of nature and the capturing of a memory in time.
Goethe's Quote in the 1800’s is my favourite....“The Art of Painting is to see beyond the everyday Vision” speaks to me that beauty can be found in small things, always.
My hope is that my art weaves a magical fairy-story for others just like those early illustrations did for me.
- Meg Lewer
"If you hear a voice inside you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
Vincent Van Gough