Meghan Hildebrand’s paintings are constant exercises in innovation and improvisation. With a unique vocabulary of symbols, she translates her northern coastal landscape into electrifying dreamscape scenarios, each image often alluding to a larger narrative.
Despite frequent reinvention, her works often return to familiar themes - the childhood dream, a sense of journey over land, and the ‘personality’ of place. Defined points of interest, doorways and inlets, invite the viewer to enter the image and join the narrative.
“Meghan is very much aware of the structure of painting in terms of space and colour, moving with confidence between the abstraction of surface and the illusion of depth embodied in the work to serve the lively content. She accomplishes this with fresh innovations for each work, and although her presence in undeniable, there is no sense of mere repetition but rather continuous expansion of symbolic ideas.” Norman Yates, Canadian painter and mentor
Meghan has had over forty solo shows, including a retrospective survey at the Yukon Arts Centre 2012. Her work has been acquired by permanent collections including RBC, Aimia, and the Yukon Government, and belongs to private collections internationally. Now residing in Powell River, (British Columbia, Canada), Meghan arrived on the Sunshine Coast by way of Whitehorse, Halifax, where she attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Nelson, where she studied at the Kootenay School of the Arts.