As half of Megan’s family suffer from terrible hay-fever, she had to come up with a solution to replace the vase of freshly cut beautiful flowers on the dining table; that she so desired in her home each week. To replace that warm welcome feel that flowers so easily offer. The solution was to paint large canvasses of flowers – bunches and bunches of flowers, therefore giving and creating the so desired emotion.
Barrass’s other subject matter is clearly a reflection of her surroundings. Scenes that we all experience, capture her attention, drawing the viewer in to focus on and explore the moment. By using both small sketches and photography for her observational studies, Megan will collage the moments together by applying many layers of acrylic paint to the canvas to construct a narrative. Through her paintings, she is able to uplift and transform an environment.
Megan’s paintings, with her perceptive eye and professionalism have attracted major private and corporate clients.
Megan Barrass is a contemporary artist, best known for her distinctive floral works and her typically Australian coastal-themed paintings, working with luscious coloured brush strokes of acrylic paint onto large scale canvases.
Her aim is to create artworks with an emotional connection, so others can visually share the passion and optimism.
2006-2015 Permanent display at Emma’s Cottage Vineyard Art Gallery, Hunter Valley
2010-2015 Permanent display at Ballabourneen Cellar door, Hunter Valley
2006 “Sea and Country” exhibition, Avalon, Sydney
2005 “Passion” exhibition, Avalon, Sydney
2005 “Sensational” exhibition, Avalon, Sydney
2020 traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2017 Cessnock Regional Spring Art Prize
2017 Reg Russom Memorial drawing Prize
2016 Cessnock Regional Art Gallery – Spring in the Hunter
2006 Hunter Valley Garden Exhibition
2005-2006 Wentworth Gallery, Sydney
2005 Miniature Artwork Exhibition, Avalon Gallery
2017 Highly commended Award in Reg Russom Memorial drawing prize
2006 Highly commended Award in the Singleton Art Prize
2006 Winner—Artscrawl, Hunter Valley Art show
2016-2017 Wahroonga House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (29 paintings)
2016 Boronia House, St. Mary’s, Thompson Health Care, Australia (33 paintings)
2015 Milford House, Randwick, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings)
2015 Sea Beach House, Mona Vale, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings)
2014 Mittagong House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (38 paintings)
2013 Terry Hills House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (24 paintings)
2011-2012 Fredericton House, Kempsey, Thompson Health Care, Australia (23 paintings)
2011 Turramurra House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (9 paintings)
2009-2010 Kempsey House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (25 paintings)
2008 Bowral House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings)
2007 Avalon House, Thompson Health Care, Australia (15 paintings) (painting sizes range from 100 x 100cm x 1 panel to 120 x 150cm x 5 panels)
2004 Collaroy YHA, 3 levels of murals
Australian Artist Magazine; Mainly Daily; Hunter Lifesyle Magazine
Thompson Health Care, Collaroy YHA, Private Collectors