Meg Muirhead

Meg Muirhead was born in Hamilton Ontario. As part of a military family she followed her family all over Canada and Europe and now calls a house in the woods on the Ottawa River, home.

Not confined to one subject area, her works and her media are varied. Although encaustic (beeswax and resin) is the favourite medium for its luminescence quality, her works may incorporate watercolour, oil paint, acrylic, shellac and collage techniques. The paintings are created primarily on cradled birch supports and each work is a series of layers of Japanese papers, encaustic and other media and may also include whatever strange or broken bits and pieces she finds in and around the studio. For her, inspiration pops up at any time and in any place. There are also heat guns and blowtorches involved, but that's just part of the fun.

Encaustic came into her life five years ago and since then Meg has continued to expand her knowledge of the medium through workshops and courses with several instructors including Sue Fisher at the Haliburton School of Art.

Currently Meg’s pieces can be seen in the Martello Alley gallery in Kingston as well as in municipal buildings in Carp, Ontario, at the OMMA Gallery in Nepean and in the Plant Bath in Ottawa.