High Artist Spotlight: DzurDesigns

Meg Dzur from Dzur Designs is a self taught Tasmanian artist, with a love for bold colours, dottism, mandalas, and abstract art. She is a Mother, a carer and a lover of roller skating, her guitar, singing, rainbows and collecting vintage treasures and smiles from strangers.
We recently caught up with Meg after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
My busy A.D.H.D mind is constantly inundating me with a chaotic array of thoughts and pictures, which I turn into art as a form of release.
Why do you do what you do?
Because my own happiness is my own responsibility, and by doing what I love I proactively take control of my own happiness. Art, and music, are the best tools that I have access to, to help me articulate my emotions, so they don’t weigh too heavily on me. I also love knowing that a little piece of me goes with every piece of my artwork, and that someone out there, in that particular moment chose my art because it made them feel something.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
I love bright, bold, colourful art, that has layers, and busy lines, and textures that make you want to reach out and touch it. I love the chaos of abstract, but on the other hand love the uniformity and structure of dottism. I love art that moves me.
What themes do you pursue the most?
I have a fondness of abstract and portraits, so the theme I pursue the most is generally a combination of the two.
What role does an artist have in society?
To help people feel something when they look at your art. To move them on a level that’s only achievable when they look at the raw emotions that have been translated into each and every piece of your work. An artist is always at their most vulnerable when they create their art, and I believe that sharing that with society so in that moment they can feel what you felt, or interpret it to represent their own emotions, is a wonderful shared experience.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
You can find beauty in everything.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
You are enough!
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Music is one of my biggest inspirations when creating art, and what I listen to varies on any given day. I don’t have a favourite artist, or favourite song, it simply comes down to what moves me at that given moment.
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Every day I get to do what I love, and when my art finds a new home, a little piece of me goes with it and hopefully brings joy to that person.
What is your dream project?
To paint a Volkswagen Kombi