Megan Lee-Richards, New Zealand Gifts, Villa Views, Seascapes and Equestrian oil paintings, Horse and Animal paintings, Blocks and Limited Edition prints.  

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About Megan

MEGAN LEE-RICHARDS was born in New Zealand. She started to paint seriously in Hawaii in the course of a world cruise on the family yacht Swanhilde. The calibre of her paintings, even at eighteen years of age, qualified her for a regular space on the zoo fence at Oahu, popularly known as the Hawaiian Montemartre.

Married in Jamaica at twenty to a New Zealander, Megan subsequently lived with her husband on board Shell tankers for two years, mainly cruising the Persian Gulf. During this time she prepared paintings for an exhibition at the Durham Gallery in Remuera, arranged by the late Iris Fisher.

After returning home, Megan lived in Whangarei for twelve years, and raised three sons, Ben, Edward and Thomas. During this time she exhibited regularly at both the Reyburn House Gallery in Whangarei, the Russell Gallery, and the Dowse Gallery in Dunedin.

Subsequently Megan lived for several years in Devonport and Takapuna on Aucklandís North Shore. In February 1995 she held an exhibition at the Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport, and in 1996 won the Devonport Arts Festival Poster Competition. She owned and operated the Licorice Gallery in Tirau for two years where she displayed both her original oil paintings and limited edition prints. Returning to Auckland for family reasons, she then lived on a lifestyle property in Helensville, where she was a keen horsewoman. Though Megan now lives in Army Bay, Whangaparaoa, she still owns a beautiful twenty four year old palamino called Snow. She rescued the mare 6 years ago and loves her dearly. Snow, who features on her business cards and opening page in the portrait section, is her inspiration.

Megan continues to produce detailed oil paintings of old and historical buildings, landscapes and seascapes, but now also specializes in equine paintings and animal portraits. She draws on her experience of riding and caring for horses in her youth to accurately portray them in their environment today. An avid equestrian sports fan, reference sojourns take her to various events including thoroughbred racing, AMP shows, three-day events, natural horsemanship clinics etc.

Meganís works are in many collections in the United States of America, England, Asia, Europe and Dubai. Her original oil paintings are on display at the Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport. The villa block prints can be purchased at retail stores such as Art of This World in Devonport, The Print Shop Remuera, and Artport at Auckland International Airport etc. Her equine block prints are in Stirrups in Newmarket, Out-West in the new shopping complex in Waimauku, and others. They are also available on-line from the websites shopping cart.