Meg O’Hara

About Meg:

Meg O’Hara is a contemporary landscape painter, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Art History and Theory. In 2022 she was an Artist-in-Residence during an Ocean Conservation Expedition in the Atlantic Ocean. In December of 2022, she was one of ten Canadians chosen for a delegation with the SOI Foundation to Antarctica looking at Canada’s involvement in the Antarctic Treaty System and the impact of climate change on the region. In 2021, Meg was awarded the esteemed BC Business 30 Under 30 award, and in 2023 she was awarded the Woman of the Year award. She is a Creative Ambassador for Protect Our Winters USA and Protect Our Winters Canada.

She is a Featured Artist for Ocean Week Canada 2023 and will be displaying a 40″x60″ painting inspired by Antarctica at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s PRESSURE exhibit.


About the Painting: 

As an artist, I find inspiration in the polar regions where the impact of climate change is felt most drastically. This painting, inspired by my recent delegation to Antarctica with the SOI Foundation, aims to raise awareness of the fragile Antarctic ecosystem and the disproportionate impact of climate change on polar regions.

The painting depicts the majestic beauty of the Antarctic landscape, where the cracks in ice stand as a symbol of the vulnerability of this continent and the ocean that surrounds it. Through my art, I hope to inspire viewers to connect with nature and to reflect on their role in preserving it.

My work is a call to action, reminding us all of the urgent need to evaluate our impact on the ocean and work towards a more sustainable future. As we face the challenges of climate change, we must come together to protect our planet for future generations. I hope that my art will inspire others to seek adventure in nature and to become advocates for a more sustainable future.


About The Show:

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic invite the public to their headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive, to experience extraordinary exhibit entitled PRESSURE, featuring James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. The remarkable events taking place during Ocean Week Canada and beyond will educate, animate and inspire. Canadian Geographic’s Ocean Week activities and the immersive PRESSURE exhibit will enhance ocean literacy in Canada, build support for Canadian leadership on marine conservation and sustainable management of the oceans, and inspire further exploration of the ocean. Meg’s 40″x60″ painting will be on display at 50 Sussex for the duration of the exhibit! This exhibit will be on display from Monday, June 5 – Friday, September 1, 2023.



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