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Megan Dulcie Dill is a British Columbia artist recognized for her contemporary interpretations of the natural world.

What distinguishes her paintings is a combination of visibly physical brushwork with flowing passages of transparent paint. Luminous shapes emerge and come alive in her paintings through texture, colour and shifting lines. Now residing on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, she is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and Emily Carr University. Her current paintings embody the energy and unique features of coastal geography and history and her brushwork is spontaneous and fills her compositions with joy and appreciation of place. As an arts educator Megan is interested in rethinking conventional ways of learning and engaging curiosity as a catalyst for change.  She is currently completing a body of work combining audio soundscapes with mixed media paintings and facilitating public art programming through mediated walks.

She has participated in shows throughout Canada, and her work can be found in collections across North America.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My research supports questions on what we think we know and is concerned with motifs based in ecology, language and voice. This is a discursive practice where object competes with experience and visual markers coexist with sound and situation. Research and art are reciprocal in supporting the fabrication of a sense of intimacy through presence/absence.

I live in a small coastal community and try to find connections with things that have meaning for me. I draw from my surroundings and experiences and especially from my community which fuels my everyday inspirations.

The process I use with paint is to create depth through the application of thin layers of paint followed by specific areas of thick dramatic paint.  Following the paint application I start carving and rubbing into the surface; reworking the painting until the result is a luminous, balanced place of dark and light, colour and areas of frenzied mark making as well as meditative, resting pools of paint.

The results of this process are paintings which have a perception of moving lines, shifting spaces and disappearing and emerging forms. I choose subjects which interest me in this way.

audio walk Brooks Point Regional Parkfield recording073

in the field

in the studio

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