Margaret Cowling

Margaret Cowling

Margaret Cowling

  • Biography

    Margaret Cowling

    Born in Perth W.A.

    STUDIES
    • Studied Art (Illustration) at the Royal Melbourne Technical College (RMIT) under the tutelage of Murray Griffin, William Frater and Harold Freedman 1957 – 1960.
    • Studied Italian at the University for Foreigners in Florence 1964.
    • Studied oil painting at the Victorian Artists Society and Malvern Artists Society under Shirley Bourne OAM 1972 – 1973.

    EXHIBITIONS
    • Solo exhibition, oils, Abacus Gallery, Ashburton 1976.
    • Water colour exhibition with fibre artist, Dorothy Payne,
    Highway Gallery, Mt Waverley 1983.
    • Water colour portraits were hung in the Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, Sydney 1993, 1994, 1997.
    • Exhibits in solo and group exhibitions.

    ACTIVITIES
    • Signatory member of the Victorian Artists Society. Member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.
    • Was an Assistant to the State Artist Harold Freedman, the History of Transport Mural and the History of Geelong Mosaic 1977 – 1978.
    Artist in Residence, Melbourne Grammar School 1992.
    Taught water colour and life drawing. Conducted painting tours to mainland Italy and Sicily 1993 – 2009.
    • Painted in Sicily and Northern Italy September and November 2013.
    • Painted in Thailand October 2014.
    • An assistant to Artist, Fern Smith – “The Sea is Sinking”, a Community Immersive Installation using recycled, non- toxic and compostable materials 2019.
    • Is a watercolour painter and paints and draws en plein air and in the studio from the subject.

    REPRESENTED
    In private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • “More than Just Gumtrees”, Juliet Peers 1994. Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors; Dawn Revival Press.
    • “The Australian Encyclopedia of Art”, Alan McCulloch, Revised 1994. Alan and Unwin.
    • “90 Years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society” 2008 TMPS.
    • “Mavericks and Masters” Centenary of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 1918 – 2018 TMPS.

    AWARDS
    • Artist of the Year, Victorian Artists Society 1990, 1992.
    • “Special Award” AME Bale Trust 1988.

  • Website

    www.fineartandfurniture.com.au

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Margaret Cowling

Low Tide, Shallow Inlet, Vic
68 x 85 cm Framed Watercolour $1,900.00

Margaret Cowling

Willow
66 x 83 cm Framed Watercolour $1,900.00