Portrait Of Amy by Roz Mcquillan



DIMENSIONS (Height - 60.00 cm X Width - 60.00 cm )
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1865-0136-01
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Artist: Roz Mcquillan


                                    ROZ McQUILLAN




        I graduated from R.M.I.T. with the Diploma of Illustration, and worked in children' book illustration for many years.

        I have had a passionate interest in portraits and the figure since childhood, and work in a number of mediums,

        including pastel, charcoal and conte, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, photography, mixed media,

        and currently, oils. I convene painting and life-drawing groups at Brighton Art Society, and have tutored in portrait

       drawing.  I have studied oil painting with Peter Churcher, Lee Machelak, and Maxwell Wilkes, and drawing with Harold

        Freedman, Geoff Dupree and Godwin Bradbeer.


     "˜I developed a love of drawing as a child, when I first drew my ageing 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 individuals, not generic or idealized. I endeavour to capture the essence of a person

       and their own unique qualities.

        I am always inspired by the drama of light, and the way it shapes and changes objects, enhances composition, and

        creates mood.


        My work, including commissioned portraits and nudes, is represented in many private collections, both Australian   

       and International.



             Exhibitions and Group Shows  


  • the Burke Hall Acquisitive, Carey Arts Council Exhibition
  • Mornington Peninsula Gallery
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show, St. Kevins Art Show, Strathcona Art Show
  • Hawthorn Artists Society, Victorian Artists Society, Brighton Artists Society Member' Exhibitions
  • Waverley Rotary Art Show, Dandenong Rotary Art Show, Bayside Art Show
  • Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Annual Exhibitions and Member' shows
  • Group show "Unwrapped at Roar" 1992
  • Solo exhibition of nudes at the New Zealand Ice Cream Parlour
  • Group show of nudes entitled "˜The Body" at Images United
  • Selected finalist in The Alice Bale Art Prize 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Group show of nudes "˜One Man' Meat" at Art Affairs Gallery in Carlton
  • Group show of nudes "˜Figuratively Speaking" at The Highway Gallery
  • Gallery 112
  • The Discovery Show at Gasworks 2006
  • Nowa Nowa Nudes 2006
  • Solo exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery 2007
  • Pink : a Fundraising Exhibition at Lumina Gallery for Breast Cancer Awareness  2009
  • Australian Guild of Realist Artists Members Seasonal Exhibitions, and Drawing Shows.
  • Joint Exhibition,Australian Guild of Realist Artists Nov. 2009
  • "Gifted"Exhibitionat Kingston Art Centre, 2009 and 2010
  • Multi-media Projection of photographs of Melbourne Graffiti at Kingston Art Centre, 2010
  • The first Juried Invitational Exhibition presented by the Solo Exhibition group on RedBubble website
  • Solo Show, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2011
  • Featured Artist, Art for All, Fairfield Primary School 2012


  • Best oil painting in the Victorian Artists Society Student Show 1999,
  • Highly Commended at Dandenong Rotary Art Show 2001,
  • Best Picture in any Medium under $1000 at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2002.
  • Selected to hang in the Alice Bale Art Award in 2001, 2003, and 2006.
  • Best Painting under $500 at the St. Kevin' College Art Show 2003,
  • Highly Commended at Ivanhoe Art Show 2003,
  • Dean' Encouragement Award at Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2004
  • Highly Commended at Bayside Art Show 2006
  • Best in Show Brighton Art Society 2006
  • Highly Commended at Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2006
  • Two Highly Commended Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Spring Show 2007
  • Best Oil Painting bet.$600-$1200 at St.Kevin' College Art Show 2008
  • Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Winter Show 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Highly Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2008
  • Two Highly Commended, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2008
  • Highly Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2009
  • Best in Show, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2009 and 2010
  • Best Painting by a Bayside Artist, Porsche Bayside Art Show 2010
  •  "˜Best Portrait or Nude" in the Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2011.
  • Best in Show, Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors 2012
  • Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) Spring Exhibition 2012
  • Constance Wu Award, MSWPS 2016
  • Second Place, Yarram Archies, 2017





  • 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
  • International Dictionary of Artists
  • Nudes : Drawings by Roz McQuillan
  • Noisy Rain Magazine, Issue #2
  • Dogs : Photographs by Roz McQuillan

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