Roz McQuillan

Roz McQuillan’s collection of works at consideredART  changes regularly.  The pieces presented here are not available elsewhere at this time.

About The Artist

Roz McQuillan

Roz McQuillan graduated from R.M.I.T. with the Diploma of Illustration, and initially worked in children’s book illustration. She has a passionate interest in portraits and the figure, and works in a number of media, 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.

Recent Awards include:
Selected finalist in the Alice Bale Art Prize 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020
Best Nude or Portrait, Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition 201, 2013
Best in Show, Melb. Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Annual Exhibition 2012
Winner of the Canterbury Art Show Small Works Competition 2013
Best Drawing, Sherbrooke Art Society Spring Exhibition 2014
Best in Show, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2014
Constance Wu Award, Melb. Soc. Women Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
Best Drawing, Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2017
First Prize, Yarram Archies Portrait Prize 2019
Winner, Medallion Award 2019 Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Peoples Choice Award, Heads High Exhibition, Space2B 2020

About The Work

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 endeavor 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 favorite medium is oil, and I love using red and mauve in my paintings.