Hi, I'm Meagan, and I'm the artist behind the brush.
I have always been a creative type and love to express and create through painting and drawing. Animals are my focus, especially my two furry monsters. I have a love for creatures of all kinds.
In recent years I had been only finding small pockets of time to doodle a sketch here or paint a piece there. I took an opportunity to participate in a pet your pet event and my fire for art was relighted. Combining art and dogs clicked, THIS is what I wanted to do. With furry friends as inspiration I have been evolving my skills in both acrylic and digital mediums.
Based in New Zealand, I enjoy my adventures with my pups and their company while I paint. Any time I pick up my brush I have my pups by my side critiquing my brush strokes, so I better hope I've taken them for a good walk before sitting down to make sure I get their good reviews!
Benny and Sika
Benny was a stray found wandering the countryside of a small town in central Alberta. It was love at first sight. I couldn’t have asked a better dog, he is patient, loyal, gets me active but is still just the right amount of lazy. I strongly believe dogs are family members and so when I moved to Florida for a job opportunity and eventually New Zealand to follow my heart, there was no question if Benny was coming with me. And he's been stealing hearts all along the way.
With the success of Benny, I have fallen in love with the border collie breed which is why in 2016 my partner and I decided to bring another one into our lives. When we picked her up I had a little panic attack “what are we doing?!” but she has been the thing we didn’t even know we were missing. Comedic relief for every day, Sika is full of tail wags, cuddles, and dorky smiles. Tragically, we lost Sika to the Rainbow Bridge in November 2018 shortly after her 2nd birthday due to complications with cancer and cancer treatments. I can rant for how unfair it was for her to be taken from me so young but anyone who has lost a pet (young or old) will understand the feeling. While she was only with us for a short time her imprint will be forever and her loss has only strengthened my passion for Two Wet Noses. In my spare time she is my main subject as I use old photos to paint from and bring her back to life for me.