Megan Weston is a Barwon Heads artist. Renowned for her large aerial abstract works. Megan uses aerial photography as her inspiration.
In early art history landscape was considered lower in status than portraiture, which patrons would pay much more for. However, as artists experimented with rules of perspective, use of colour and effective compositions the painting of lanscapes presented very real challenges and the artist's rose to the challenge making it an important genre in it's own right.
The view of our world has led many to become obsessed by this destruction and in doing so has lost sight of the beauty that this world still offers. I am a young mother. My view is one of positivity. I am not blind to the damage that has already been done but I also hold a firm belief in our present view that we must nurture and undo much that has been lost.
In my art I attempt to take a more positive view, my landscapes reflect beauty in the present, light and hope for the future. I have been inspired by technology and the images presented. It shows how fragile our blue planet is as a small dot in the vast solar system it inhabits.
'While my art presents our earth as fragile and damaged by our selfish behaviour it also demonstrates that it's beauty still survives.'