Welcome!

My painting practice explores personal representational narratives through the mediums of oils and watercolours.  

Often culminating in recurring surreal and dreamlike imagery, my work is rich in form, colour, emotion and visual metaphor. 

I strive to make meaningful connections between seemingly disparate processes, contexts and images, derived from my conscious and unconscious perceptions of reality, thereby realising my values of growth, wonder and connection.

Thank you for taking the time to view my work. 

Megan F. Shine 


Bio

Emerging Australian based painter, Megan Shine, creates surreal and dreamlike imagery rich in colour and form.  Working in oils and watercolour, her work explores personal representational narratives infused with themes of self-discovery and freedom. 

Her nine-year parallel career in law and mediation served to sharpen her observational skills, enhance her interest in human psychology and heighten the emotion in her artwork. 

Megan’s work hangs in private collections in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia and she exhibits widely in her home State of Queensland. 

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Megan Frances Shine (b. 1992, Brisbane)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 - 'Nostalgic Horizons', Fairholme College Homestea, Toowoomba

SELECT GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2020 - '2020 Vision', Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba
2019 - 'Synchronicity' with Ian Hay and Sandra Willis, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba
2019 - Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba
2019 - Rotary Seascape Exhibition, Burleigh Heads Surf Club, Gold Coast
2018 - Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba
2018 - Facets of Fairholme, Fairholme College, Toowoomba
2017 - Facets of Fairholme, Fairholme College, Toowoomba
2015 - The Glennie School Exhibition, Toowoomba
2009 - Toowoomba Gallery Regional Exhibition, Toowoomba

AWARDS 

2009 - Sally Mintram Art Prize
2009 - Certificate of Commendation for portrait in graphite, Toowoomba Art Society and The Chronicle
2009 - Certificate of Participation Toowoomba Regional Art Exhibition
2008 - Certificate of Recognition - Award for excellence in senior years Art
2008 - 1st Prize Yr 11 Freehand Drawing - Heritage Toowoomba Royal Show
1998 - Winner of Year 2C Germ Buster Poster Competition - Canungra State School

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

2019 - 2020 - Director, Toowoomba Art Society Ltd

TEACHING & OTHER ARTS SECTOR EXPERIENCE

2019 - 2020 - Adult individual and group art tutor, Toowoomba Art Society Ltd
2019 - Present - Front of House Manager, Empire Theatres Pty Ltd

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