Dr Megan Spiers

Artist, researcher and teacher

I am inspired by the wilderness, birds and nature, ships and the sea, and by people, place and country. I have created fine art of exceptional quality for more than thirty years, with paintings sold in galleries and exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and regularly commissioned for private collections. My visual arts practice is informed by a Bachelor of Design Illustration (Honours) from the University of South Australia and a lifetime of respectfully observing, drawing and painting from life.

I have had the privilege of teaching and learning from students in almost every educational context. I began teaching at a remote adult education college and university campus in the Northern Territory, often travelling to remote communities and outstations to facilitate learning. I taught in schools, community education and private English language colleges in London, Oxford and Cambridge for two years. More recently, I have worked as a casual teacher in schools in Western Sydney and Darwin.

A few favourite moments…
  • Office of the Chief of Navy Commission
  • HMAS Adelaide Ship’s Company Commission
  • International Fleet Review 2013 Private Commission
  • Kuwait Exhibition Opened by the Australian Ambassador
  • Solo Exhibitions in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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