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 completed a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Master of Fine Art and Design by the age of twenty-two. I was so determined to fulfil my childhood dream. My university endeavours focused more on a contemporary abstract form of art, rather than my usual realistic depictions. Even though I had grown up inspired and influenced by animals.

After completing my degrees I traveled to Europe with my partner and lived in Berlin for three months. This was a rewarding experience. It opened and refreshed my mind. Making it very clear just how much I missed animal portraiture and how lucky we are in Australia to have the extraordinary wildlife that we do. It only made me want to reignite my passion for drawing animals even more. I missed it so much I purchased some art materials in Berlin. I believe I returned home with twenty plus A4 watercolour and ink portraits mainly consisting of Australian wildlife.

Upon returning home I immersed myself in my art, taking my art to cafes, pubs and restaurants to be hung. I entered competitions and began taking pet portrait commissions. This all led to where I am today.

My goal is to continue improving my skills aiming to portray not only the animal’s likeness but also their essence and soul. I aim to draw all the animals in the world and to use my art not only to portray peoples beloved furry friends, or not so furry, but also to raise awareness of the fragility of animals on our planet.

I create animal portraits and crafts as a full time pursuit, dedicating my life to my passion. Do what makes you happy!!!!

- Meaghan Roberts

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