Foyer Gallery Exhibition – Margaret Rees
Artist Margaret Rees is a very keen member of Peninsula Arts and has attended classes and demonstrations by many of our wonderful tutors over the years. As they pass through the foyer on their way to classes and studio group sessions, Margaret’s fellow members have been taking a long pause to admire her detailed, realistic works.
In her home studio, Margaret paints mostly in oils and is inspired by natural environment of the Mornington Peninsula. She is now known for her magical cow portraits, several of which are on display at Peninsula Arts. Margaret also paints birds, flowers, beach scenes, dogs and children. Her delightful portrait of children on the beach has stopped many viewers in their tracks over the last few weeks!
Margaret grew up in Fremantle WA, moved to NSW with her husband, and then landed in Melbourne. She has thrived in a series of professional and business roles, and as a parent and proud grandparent.
Simultaneously, Margaret has always been active in creative pursuits. She began her latest exciting art journey in 2006 under the watchful eye of friend and tutor Cesar Sanchez at his private studio in Bittern. She says, “I consider myself very fortunate to have been trained by Cesar, to receive so much from his lifetime of painting experience and very extensive art knowledge”.
Margaret Rees now has work on display in WA, NT, NSW, Victoria, Qld and USA. She has exhibited at the Red Hill Show ( Best Oil Painting 2011) and at art shows in Mornington (People’s Choice Award 2014), Flinders (Best Oil 2017), Deniliquin (HC), Leongatha (People’s Choice Award 2012), Bayside, Korumburra, Knox, Casey, Tyers, Sorrento, Red Hill and Somers Art Fair (People’s Choice Award 2013, 2014, 2015) and PAS (People’s Choice Award 2014).
Margaret also won the Kern Art Prize 2016 and Deans Art Award for oil painting at Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2016. Recently, Margaret achieved multiple sales of her cow paintings at the 2022 Camberwell Rotary Art show.