Booking private events

As much as I love to host large public events, my favourite way to share the Paint and Plonk experience is with a smaller private group. I have been a part of hen celebrations, birthday parties, work team building as well as personalised art workshops throughout the Mid North in SA, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide and other places in between.

To make it easier to book in these events I have updated my online store.

Check it out here and let me be a part of your next celebration. 🥂

Art Group Christmas

The Journey Studio’s Art Group Christmas Party at The Olive Bus was a bit chilly this year with the temperature well below what is expected in an Australian summer. The hot chocolates were a hit though to keep us warm while we enjoyed their delicious food.
Each year we do a Kris Kringle and share a lot of laughs.

Art Group Christmas

Art group resumes on 1 February 2021. For more information email

Paint and Plonk at Redwing Farm

2020 has certainly been a strange year and has had a huge impact on running events. As South Australia begins to get back to a ‘new normal’ I had just enough time for one last public event before the festive season begins.

Redwing Farm has a unique venue space in their shearing shed which has been converted as a wedding venue and workshop area. It had a lovely rustic feel and, with the plonk flowing, a party atmosphere.

Kookaburras and flowers were created along with a couple of experiments with ink.



Incentive Prize awarded for ‘Liz and her Singer’

At the Clare Valley Portrait Prize, held annually at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre, I was fortunate enough to receive the Incentive Prize for my portrait of Elizabeth Haywood, author of ‘The Dressmaker’s Companion’ and ‘Zero Waste Sewing’.

I chose to paint Liz as she is not only a very interesting person but she has a great smile and I liked the challenge of painting her with her trusty Singer sewing machine as well as some different fabrics.

Meg and Liz

Liz and her Singer

SALA is here!

SALA (the South Australian Living Artist’s Festival) is a little different this year with COVID-19 restrictions but it hasn’t stopped artists from around the state preparing artworks for exhibitions. With the uncertainty in these times, there are a lot less exhibition openings although there is more of an opportunity to view works online.

This year I have put together an exhibition called ‘Vintage Glamour‘ which is currently on display at The Beautique Beauty and Massage Therapy, Clare. The theme fits in perfectly with the beauty business. There are paintings from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Which beauty decade is your favourite?

This exhibition will be on display until the end of August and works can be purchased from here.

A New Look for The Journey Studio

Today we released our new look store which is cleaner and easier to navigate. Our brand new logo has also been released!

To celebrate we are offering 20% off everything in store until the end of July.

Meg with Computer

Online Workshop

Due to the cancellation of all events due to COVID-19, and the many requests I have had about returning, I decided to do an online version of my ‘Acrylic Ink Workshop’.

Once purchased you have lifetime access so you can do it at your own pace and in your own home.

Available here

Here is the introduction

Covid-19 Update

Events CancelledUnfortunately, due to the need to practice Social Distancing in the community, we have decided to cancel ALL upcoming events for the foreseeable future. This includes our weekly art group.

The world will be a different place when we’re on the other side of this virus. Keep safe everyone – keep your distance – wash your hands.