Roz McQuillan Paintings, Drawings & Photographswww.ArtPal.com/rozmcq
Roz McQuillan graduated from R.M.I.T. with the Diploma of Illustration, and worked in children’s book
illustration for many years. She has a passionate interest in portraits and the figure, and works in a number
of mediums, including pastel, charcoal and conte, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, photography, mixed media, and currently, oils. Her work, including commissioned portraits and nudes, is represented in many private collections, both Australian and International, and she has won a number of
prizes and Highly Commendeds. Her work was also featured on Sarasvati Fine Art Virtual Gallery.
Recent awards include ~
Best in Show, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2009 and 2010
Highly Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2009
Best Painting by a Bayside Artist, Porsche Bayside Art Show 2010
Selected finalist in the Alice Bale Art Prize 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Best Nude or Portrait, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2011
Highly Commended, Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2012
First Prize, Melb. Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Annual Exhibition 2012
Highly Commended, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2012.
Winner of the Canterbury Art Show Small Works Competition 2013
‘Best Nude’, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2013
‘Highly Commended’, Sherbrooke Art Society Spring Exhibition 2014
‘Best Drawing’, Sherbrooke Art Society Spring Exhibition 2014
‘Best in Show’, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2014’
Winner, ‘Animals in Art’ 2015
Highly Commended, Australian Guild of Realist Artist's Autumn Exhibition 2015.
Constance Wu Award, Melb. Soc. Women Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
Second Place, Yarram Archies 2017 Portrait Competition
Commended, AGRA Spring Exhibition 2017
Highly Commended, Melb. Society Women Painters & Sculptors Annual
Best Drawing, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2017
Best Photograph, Yarram Rotary Show 2018
Second Prize, Miniatures exhibition, Courthouse Gallery 2018
Highly Commended, AGRA Autumn exhibition 2018
Roz convenes a life-drawing group at Brighton Art Society, and has studied oil painting with Peter Churcher,
Lee Machelak, and Maxwell Wilkes, & drawing with Harold Freedman, Geoff Dupree and Godwin Bradbeer.
‘I developed a love of drawing as a child, when I first drew my aging auntie in the bath.
I have always been fascinated by people, their character and the individuality of their faces, which has led
to my passionate interest in portraits and figurative work. My nudes are real people, not generic or idealized.
I strive to capture the essence of a person and their uniqueness. My other fascination is with the drama of
light, and the way it shapes and changes objects, enhances composition, and creates mood.’
• Our Art : Works by the Red Bubble Melbourne & Victoria Group
• Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors : In Celebration of the 100th Annual Exhibition
• Female Nudes : Paintings and Drawings by Roz McQuillan ( copy in the National Library of Australia )
• Brighton Art Society Calendar 2009
• Best of Worldwide Artists :Oil Artists
• International Dictionary of Artists
• Nudes : Drawings by Roz McQuillan
• Noisy Rain Magazine, Issue #2
• Dogs : Photographs by Roz McQuillan
• Melbourne Graffiti : Photographs by Roz McQuillan
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