Ann McGillivray


Coastal Rock Forms


Ann’s inspiration by extensive travel throughout the Northern Territory and her respect for our environment is explored in her figurative representations of the Australian landscape, using thickly textured applications of oil paint and mixed media, including organic material.

"As a 10 year old I was the only child admitted to the McLelland Art Group, for tutoring, in the original studio of Harry McLelland. I specialised in Art Education while completing my Teaching qualifications and received an Equal First Award for an Art Competition in my final year. While undertaking an Art Co-ordinator and whole school teaching role for 4 years, I engaged students in a range of Art based projects promoted by the Frankston City Council and local retail organisations. My paintings are largely figurative representations of the Australian landscape and feature both visual and actual texture to evoke sensory appreciation. Much of my painting subject was inspired while traveling throughout the outback in the Northern Territory and South Australia. I was able to begin to understand the indigenous connection to Country and painting is my personal expression for our responsibility to acknowledge our Earth. I am a keen environmentalist and support the preservation of areas at risk. As a long term resident on the Mornington Peninsula I am strongly connected to the coast and many of my paintings explore the features around the beaches." - Ann McGiilivary


Artist: Ann McGillivray, Coastal Rock Lines, mixed media


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