Melbourne, Toorak, Australia
About Roz Mcquillan
I live in Melbourne Australia, and work as a full-time artist. I welcome commissions of nudes and portraits. 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 try to capture the essence of a person, their unique beauty, their mood, and the way they express themselves in their body. My other fascination is with the drama of light, and the way it shapes and changes objects, enhances composition and creates mood. I work in a number of mediums, including pastel, charcoal and conte, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, pencil, acrylics, photography, and mixed media, and currently, oils. I find that changing and experimenting with mediums keeps me fresh and open to learning.
Diploma of Illustration, R.M.I.T
Winner of the Canterbury Art Show Small Works Competition 2013
‘Best Nude’, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 2013
‘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
• Solo Exhibition at Beth Hulme Gallery 2014
• Animals in Art 2015
• ‘Lady Face’ exhibition at Lentil As Anything 2015.
• Solo Exhibition at Lentil As Anything 2016
• Group Exhibition, Gallery 9, Como 2016
• Solo Exhibition at Tacit Gallery 2016