Maegan Oberhardt

Maegan Oberhardt

Maegan has a Bachelor of Design Arts with majors in Graphic design and Visual Arts.

Having grown up with many animals on a goat farm in rural Queensland she developed a respect for all animal life and observed a significant and worrying decline in our natural world.

Her passion for animals and her natural artistic ability has led to her creation of “ Painting with Fire”.

Working with natural materials and utilising layers of soot from burning candles over her sketches of the animal’s portraits she painstakingly removes layers by etching with various tools. It is a delicate and lengthy process but the resulting animal portrait is well worth it giving each one the voice it truly deserves.