‘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 uniqueness 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, acrylics, pencil, photography, and mixed media, and am currently painting in oils. I find that changing and experimenting with mediums keeps me fresh and open to learning.
My style is contemporary whilst firmly rooted in realism. Influences along the way have included Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec, Rembrandt, Japanese art, Egon Schiele, Klimt, Sargent, Lucien Freud and Richard Schmidt.
I have studied oil painting with Peter Churcher, Lee Machelak, and Maxwell Wilkes, and drawing with Harold Freedman, Geoff Dupree and Godwin Bradbeer.

My work, including commissioned portraits and nudes, is represented in many private collections, both Australian and International. I have had solo exhibitions at Brunswick Street Gallery, at A.G.R.A , and Gaffa Gallery.

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Recent awards include :
Highly Commended at Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2008, 2009
Best oil painting $600-$1200 at St Kevins Art Show 2008.
Selected finalist for Alice Bale Art Prize Exhibition 2008,2010 & 2014.
Commended, Aust. Guild of Realist Artists Summer Show 2009
Best in Show, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2006, 2009 and 2010
Best Portrait or Nude, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2011
Highly Commended, Camberwell Rotary Show 2012
Best in Show, Melb. Soc. of Women Painters & Sculptors Annual Exhibition 2012
Highly Commended, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2012
Winner of the Canterbury Art Show Small Works Competition 2013
Best in Show, Brighton Art Society 2014

Original paintings and drawings, prints, and handmade greeting cards are available for viewing and purchase at Prahran Market (on Fridays & Saturdays), and the Substation at Newport on the first Sunday of the month. Signed prints are also available at Open Drawer, 1158 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Davies & Son in Hampton Street, and Just Surprise Me in Martin St, Gardenvale.

I am a full-time artist, and greatly appreciate all sales!
If you are interested in the original art works please contact me through bubblemail message or email.
I also have my images on some more useful products, including mugs, cards, keyrings and prints, at http://www.zazzle.com/rozmcq
I am happy to do commissioned portrait drawings and paintings locally in Melbourne. I also run life classes with long poses at Brighton, Tuesdays & Thursday 4-7.
I can be contacted by email at rozmcquillan@aapt.net.au
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Please respect that all images are copyright © of Roz McQuillan. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from Roz is strictly prohibited!
Most of my nudes are ticked ‘unsafe for workplace’ so you may need to double-click on them.
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Bathing Boxes at Brighton Beach on the new edition of the local Yellow Pages

My photo of the Bathing Boxes at Brighton Beach – (top right), on the cover of the new edition of the local Yellow Pages! (Bayside Melbourne ) Sadly, badly cropped, but oh well…. / http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozmcq/works/7549290-bathing-boxes-brighton-beach?c=7507-beaches
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Nominated for Artist of the Month

Female Nude on Red / by Roz McQuillan
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SoJie 19 Web Ring

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 19! / / Sylph / by Roz McQuillan /   /   / Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 19. SoJie 19 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 91 other artists, besides myself, have human figurative art or photography in…
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Featured Artist in Art Universe

I’ve just had the honour to be chosen as current featured artist in the group Art Universe. / Nice surprise to come home to at the end of a hard day!! / Thanks, Kira. / http://www.redbubble.com/groups/layered-with-texture/forums/5745/topics/297324-09-22-12-featured-artist-roz-mcquillan
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