Artist Profile | Megan Weston

  • MeganWeston 43+31 NikoleRamsayPhotographer© Est Magazineb

    Photographer Nikole Ramsay and stylist Emma O’Meara shot Barwon Heads-based abstract artist Megan Weston in her studio for Est Magazine as part of our Atelier series. We asked Megan to share with us about what makes her tick.

    MeganWeston-43+31-NikoleRamsayPhotographer© | Est Magazineb

    How would you describe your art?
    Atmospheric abstract landscapes, large in scale but intense, with a dramatic, deep color palette. Bold but quietly content.

    In 3 words describe your personal style?
    Smart casual, chic, modern.

    What are you currently working on? 
    I’m finishing off some rather large commissions for this year and preparing a release of new works before Christmas. Some are really pushing the boundaries but some are becoming quietly relaxed, so I’m really looking forward to a break over January.

    Where do you live and work right now? 
    I currently reside in Barwon Heads, on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. I designed our house and built it with husband Dan, my children Sunny, aged seven, Iluka, three and a half and Johnny, our 8 month old German Shepherd pup. I converted a space at the house for my studio, which makes it easier with Iluka and her sleep times and the all important school run. I do think now though that it would be nice to have more space to spread my wings.

    What design purchase have you made lately? 
    I’ve been buying a lot of artwork of late. I’m a tad excited about a work by David Bromley that I look forward to hanging and I’m obsessed with Leila Jeffreys’ birds. I’ve also just bought a small print by Geoffrey Carran and I’m looking forward to commissioning him for a set of his cockatoos over the coming months. I’ve just bought a taxidermy black cockatoo from Fenton & Fenton; there’s something so striking about the black feathers and the way the light hits them that I find so beautiful to look at. I think I currently have a bird obsession.

    What do you covet? 
    At the moment, space! I’m also obsessed with Nic Fiddian Green’s bronze horse sculptures, they are mind blowing. Amazing!

    Favorite online shop?
    There’s a few; Fenton & Fenton, Country Road, The Iconic, Curious Grace, Safari Living, Major Minor & Kip and Co. The list could go on:)

    What are you reading?
    The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson, which I’m really enjoying and I’ve just finished The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag. I like a good murder mystery.

    What are you listening to? 
    Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ is often turned up in the studio.

    What are you watching?
    I don’t really watch a lot of TV but I must say I’m rather happy that Chris Lilley’s Ja’mie is on and don’t laugh, but I also love The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills – sometimes a bit of reality drama is good.

    What is your greatest extravagance?
    Anything you can’t buy! Health, happiness and family and also shoes, I love shoes.

    Where do you go to for inspiration?
    I fly with a friend of mine who’s a pilot, it’s amazing to see how quickly the landscape changes.  It’s inspiring and thrilling at the same time. And anywhere that takes you back to nature, just a short trip down the Great Ocean Road is always refreshing.

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    Artist Megan Weston | Bold and Beautiful | PHOTO © Nikole Ramsay | Est Magazine

    PHOTOGRAPHY Nikole Ramsay | STYLING Emma O’Meara

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