By Megan Evans
(Perth, Western Australia)
Commissioned in 2023
The inspiration for this exquisite hand painted china tea set, called ‘Peacock Spider Comes to Tea’ is the stunning Peacock Spiders of the Southern Forests region. These miniature, yet magnificently coloured and ornately patterned beauties rumble and romp in the leaf litter, while most humans are oblivious to their existence. Featuring 12 species of peacock spider local to the South West, this whimsical work celebrates these wondrous creatures, and perhaps challenge some assumptions about china painting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Megan is one of WA’s leading masters in the field of China Painting.
Megan was born in Pemberton and spent her childhood in Manjimup. While she has lived in Perth for many years, she’s always maintained a strong connection with the Southern Forests and Valleys region, with a particular soft spot for Windy Harbour.