Author Info

Artist & World Traveler Meg Robinson / Author of "Drawn by a Star"

Irish artist/writer/explorer Meg Robinson’s life started with trouble, continued with unusual parents and developed into a quest leading her to explore great wildernesses from Alaska to South America. 

Meg's apprenticeship as an artist/writer included working in a mice-infested pottery in Edinburgh, wrapping chocolates in a Dickensian factory and becoming a life model to pay the rent. She studied art in London, married twice, had two sons, wrote a film script, a stage play and two TV dramas, then created her own private art school. 

A miraculous recovery from a ten year illness in 1996 led to a fascination with wilderness, healing, spirituality, clowning and meditation. Meg then took a year’s sabbatical which turned into seven years. In 2002 she restored an old house in a remote mountain village in Spain where she now offers spiritual and creative retreats. In 2009 a visit to Peru resulted in setting up a charity with a local man to bring winter aid to seventy high mountain families.

Greetings from Meg

"I'm a young at heart artist- writer grand mother who loves to travel to remote corners of the world. I run creative and spiritual retreats from my mountain home in southern Spain. In March 2009 I visited Peru for the first time, fell in love with the country and returned in November to work with a charity for underprivileged children near Machu Picchu. I then went down to Bolivia to meet Ivan Nogales who runs an arts/theater center for street children and at risk young people." (Meg Robinson)


Come to Andalucia, Spain for Retreats 

I offer Personal Spiritual Retreats, Retreats for Artists, Writers and Musicians, Creativity Retreats, Good Grief Retreats, Guided Painting Retreats. All are located in scenic Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain

(see photo to the left)

Meg's Background

In 1995, Meg Robinson recovered completely and dramatically from a ten year chronic illness (M.E) and a string of bereavements through meditation, Reiki healing, drawing, painting, and creative writing. 

In 1996 she closed the successful painting school she had created in Scotland to become a nomadic artist. A major catalyst in this life change was meeting and working with Didier Danthois, creator of Fool at Heart, the sacred art of clowning. They met in Las Alpujarras, Spain. In clowning Meg found a means of self-expression, self-discovery, and the communication of deeply felt emotions which then inspired her paintings for the next three years. 

Between 1997 - 2002 she divided her time between Alaska, northern Canada, California, New Mexico, Ireland and Spain, painting and exhibiting and practicing Reiki. 

In 1999 in northern Canada, Meg met a second mentor, Gernot Dick, an extraordinary fearless wilderness explorer, teacher, painter and photographer. He encouraged her to explore her wilderness experiences both internal and external, to express her spirituality through these powerful experiences. This resulted in a solo exhibition of 40 new works created over an eighteen-month journey from Spain to Alaska. 

In the last few years Meg has been exploring digital art and continuing her work on a creativity book to help children though the different stages of the grieving process. She’s also been learning how to make short films combining images from her paintings with music, spoken word and text, on themes of compassion forgiveness and healing. 

She published her book "Drawn by A Star", a collection of travel stories based on her visits to Patagonia, and it is available at It’s a little more than a travel memoir, and includes the synopsis of a film she has subsequently written, based on two characters she met in Patagonia. The protagonists for the movie are a young artistic couple, a French installation artist, and a Bolivian acrobat and teacher of circus skills to street children. 

As part of the research for the film Meg headed for Bolivia in March 2009 to work with a street theatre company, but found herself bewitched by Peru, where she hooked up with a charity also working with street children

Whilst living in Peru, she met and was befriended by a young indigenous family, the parents are ex street children themselves. Together, but initiated by them, they have started an aid programme taking basic food supplies twice a year to 30 isolated families who live high in a valley close to Machu Picchu.

Contact Meg Robinson at: Lista de Correos, Orgiva, 18400, Granada, Spain / copyright 2010 all rights reserved / Web Design by Joan Holman Productions•