I paint in all mediums, Oil, Acrylic, Pastels, inks, Watercolours.
Photography ,Olympus and Panasonic Lumix .
I like to paint out in the open,“en Plein air” from real life landscapes and finish in my studio.
Artist/Painter/photographer for over 40 years, . I love to use bright cheerful colours.
I can be contacted via Facebook virginiaginimcgowan9 if you would like to see any more art. I have many pastel art pieces many framed difficult to ship. please contact me via Facebook to have a look. I live in the Beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland near the rainforests and quite close to the beaches and ocean --'Also prints and products from www.redbubble.com/people/ginnymac
I have severe fibromyalgia [26 years , painting gives me a huge pleasure and help for the pain and the side effects of the condition]
Private tuition by artist John Millington , life drawing weekly for 40 years. Workshops, Jeff Makin, Mervyn Moriarty ,[flying Art School Qld ] Member of Association of Fine Artists [Gold Coast ]
Artist; Virginia McGowan
Born; Melbourne Australia
East Camberwell Girls School 1952-1956
Arts Unlimited Banora Point Informal workshops/ classes 1980-83
Flying Art School Mervyn Moriarty Gold Coast Queensland/John Millington 1983 -2008
Career; 1980 2009; Textile and fine arts worker, Gold Coast Studio
Pan Mcmillan Publishers Sydney Australia –Painting Pastel of Peter Watt's ,Author the Cry of the Curlew Novel .
Somerset College Gold Coast –Painting, Photography
Private collections Painting France Germany Australia Great Britain
The Old Church Tamborine Mountain Photography
St Bernard’s Hotel Photography /mixed media.
Gold Coast Show open oil 1st 2011; Open oil 2nd 2009
Gold Coast show 1988-2011 Pastels /mixed media/ oils / 2nd each year 3rd each year
Springfest Currumbin Gold Coast 2nd Pastel
2001 Emmanuel College Gold Coast 1st Oils
2002 1st prize Southern Gold Coast Banner Competition..
2007 Gold Coast Seniors 1st. Oils
2007 H. C. ; Warwick; Photography; Mathew Flinders Bribie Island Pastels.
2008 3rd Oils; Annual open art prize RQAS.
2009 3rd Pastels Royal Exhibition Brisbane
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Gold Coast Art prize 1985
Paradise Art Awards 1999
Somerset College 1999-2002-1-2
Nifsan signature art Award 1999-2002-4
Tropicarnival Open Art prize 1999
Soul Surfer; Tugun SLSC.2000
Australian artists, varied . Jeff Makin, John Millington, John Rigby, Mal Leckie. Tom Roberts /Heidelberg artists , Including especially the female artists .Fred Williams . All the French Impressionists plus Artists in that era.