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Meaghan Roberts - Artist Biography

Meaghan Roberts is an Australian artist specialising in pet and wildlife portraits. Born in New South Wales in 1990 Meaghan spent most of her childhood in country Australia, rich with native wildlife and farm animals. Her artistic process started on her family farm in country New South Wales. Here she would draw endlessly; filling sketch books with page after page of drawings.…

Meaghan pursued her passion underpinning it with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Diploma, and Master of Fine Art and Design in 2012. During her time at University Meaghan focused her attention on a more contemporary style of work with abstracted highly vibrant paintings. Whilst she had maintained a focus on nature Meaghan had veered away from her realistic animal representations. After completing a Master’s degree at the H

Inspiration

“A bird majestically gliding through the sky captures my attention, all else fades into nothingness. Seemingly without a care in the world it almost floats to a nearby tree where it perches and waits. As if knowing I am starring it turns to look at me, not threatened by my presence but almost content. Its gaze passes and finds something of more interest, suddenly dropping from its perch plummeting to the ground. In pursuit of something unseen by the human eye it dips before turning and flying upwards again. Flying off it departs. I am left in a trance wondering what it saw and where it might go now. Then an artwork comes to mind aching to be drawn. These moments are frequent and necessary, they are my inspiration.”
– Meaghan Roberts, 2014

'An Admiration for Animals'

“The beauty of nature re-forms itself in the mind, and not for barren contemplation, but for new creation.” – R.W. Emerson, Nature (1836)…

Born in 1990 and raised predominantly on a farm in the New South Wales country, now residing in Tasmania, my family raised an extensive variety of animals. Occasionally raising and rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife. This inherent relationship and connection to animals developed a deep love and admiration for them, inspiring many animal drawings as a child and through to adulthood.

During my years on the farm I spent many weekends exploring the countryside by horseback with my mother, witnessing many aspects of nature. Memories and experiences from this farm inspire many of my animal portraits. The Rainbow Lorikeets, for one example, that would s

My Story

I have been drawing and painting all my life. I may still be quite young but twenty plus years of learning and creating is still a long time. Of course I still have much to learn. Of which I am eager. One of my earliest memories is of drawing, also my most dominant memory. I remember sitting at the table with my sketch book drawing Lions and Cheetahs. I still have those sketch books.…

My life has always revolved around art. I have always dreamt of a life immersed in art, sitting in a studio busily painting away. It’s the one thing I have never doubted or questioned. Following this dream was inevitable. Proceeding on with University was an easy decision. Simply learning more about art and pushing myself further was all the motivation I needed. I was so engrossed in art and learning that I c

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