MARGARET WOODWARD

Margaret Woodward won a scholarship to the National Art School in 1956 and graduated with the highest honours, receiving the Nancy Kilgour Memorial Prize. She has been the recipient of the Le Gay Brereton Prize for Drawing, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting and is a twice winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Prize. Her work has been exhibited in many major awards, including the Dobell Prize for Drawing, Kedumba Art Award and the Archibald Prize (on several occasions). Her work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and numerous other major public and private collections.

Woodward's work reveals an integrated approach to picture-making – where distinct values of colour, line and space become one, unified form of expression. As she explains, “A good painting is totally balanced so that everything responds to everything else. Within the immediacy of a relationship you can get a sensation of something else occurring. Within the total thing, however, there has to be unity.”

Her ability to alternate between space and detail, strokes of colour and blended tones, produces a visual panorama of energy and life, emphasising both the sense of the timelessness and sense of immediacy in her art. This interaction dominates her uses of models and figures, which are rich in a kind of personal charisma and yet which are metaphorically universal.

In Woodward's words, as in her artistic universe, “Each work provides discovery which demands more still, multitudes of possibilities which lead one on, including the connections which might arise from one’s subconscious …. The revealing, the discovery of patterns of order, of connection, is at the heart of the work, really” (Gavin Fry, Margaret Woodward: paintings, 1993-2007, Beagle Press, Sydney, 2008).

  - Tess in the Sunlight
Tess in the Sunlight oil on linen 70 x 70cm

  - Dove
Dove watercolour and ink on paper 27 x 30 cm

  - Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface oil on linen 120 x 120cm

  - Emergence - Deep Beginning
Emergence - Deep Beginning oil on flax canvas 122 x 152cm

  - Figure With Lemons
Figure With Lemons graphite, pencil and wash on paper laminated on to canvas 147 x 147cm

  - Girl Dressing - Morning
Girl Dressing - Morning pastel on paper 152 x 146cm

  - Girl Washing Hair (The Bush Hut Series)
Girl Washing Hair (The Bush Hut Series) pastel on paper on canvas 70 x 70cm

  - The Smiling Model
The Smiling Model mixed media 55 x 75cm

  - Banksia
Banksia ink, pastel and wash on paper 16 x 15cm

        Previously Available:

  - Untitled Nude
Untitled Nude etching 13 x 10cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Model Reposed
Model Reposed ink and pastel on paper 113 x 118cm SOLD

  - Hill Top with Boulders
Hill Top with Boulders ink and pastel on paper 19 x 13cm SOLD

  - Lady and Lute
Lady and Lute pastel on paper 100 x 80cm SOLD

  - Oscar Asleep
Oscar Asleep ink and conte on paper 22 x 30cm SOLD

  - From Alice Springs
From Alice Springs ink, conte and wash on paper 30 x 18cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - With an Arm over the Back of the Chair
With an Arm over the Back of the Chair oil on linen 40 x 40cm SOLD

  - Goat Study
Goat Study ink and conte on paper 31 x 19cm SOLD

  - Girl from the West
Girl from the West ink and charcoal on paper 28 x 17cm SOLD

  - From the North
From the North mixed media on card 20 x 12cm SOLD

  - Girl Washing Hair
Girl Washing Hair ink and wash on paper 10 x 10cm SOLD

  - A Slight Smile
A Slight Smile ink, watercolour and conte on paper 17 x 16cm SOLD

  - Frog
Frog ink and watercolour on paper 16 x 15cm SOLD

  - The Swinger
The Swinger ink conte wash on paper 22 x 16cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Boy with curly hair
Boy with curly hair pastel, wash and ink on paper 34 x 29cm SOLD

  - The Secret Creek
The Secret Creek ink, pastel and watercolour on paper 23 x 20cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - The Smiling Model
The Smiling Model mixed media 55 x 75cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Girl with a Bird in the Hat
Girl with a Bird in the Hat ink and watercolour on paper 20 x 12cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Blushing Pears
Blushing Pears pastel on paper 32 x 43cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Dreamtime
Dreamtime ink, conte and wash on paper 17 x 15cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Girl Dreaming of Milk Wood – Cushion
Girl Dreaming of Milk Wood – Cushion pastel on paper 76 x 56cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Waterlilies
Waterlilies oil on linen 91 x 152cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Dancer at Rehearsal
Dancer at Rehearsal watercolour, ink & pastel on paper 27 x 21cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - - Little Dove
Little Dove ink, watercolour, conte on paper 11 x 16cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Looking Far
Looking Far pastel on paper 138 x 138cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Little Dancer at the Old Shed Window mixed media on paper 120 x 120cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Boy at the Window pastel, ink & wash on paper 32 x 24cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Eyes Shaded Against the Light ink wash & pastel on paper 35 x 24cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Gentle Fruit oil on linen 50 x 50cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Head Study pastel & ink on paper 17 x 15cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Drawn into the Saturn Centre II oil on canvas 40 x 40cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Remembering Tess pastel, ink & wash on paper 27 x 22cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Remembering Velasquez, mixed media on paper 12 x 10cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
In the morning after the bath ink & mixed media on paper 40 x 26cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
The Floating World & the Lily Pad oil on canvas 30 x 30cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Woman and Child oil on canvas board 28 x 35cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
In the Music of Sleep pastel, watercolour & ink on paper 70 x 70cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Model Against The Cushions, mixed media on paper 40 x 25cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Dreaming on Kells watercolour on paper 50 x 65cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward -
Coffee Time mixed media on paper 17 x 15cm SOLD

Margaret Woodward - The Wrap (Girl with the Elegant Shawl)
The Wrap (Girl with the Elegant Shawl) SOLD

Margaret Woodward - Dancer Stretching
Dancer Stretching, ink and pastel on paper 120 x 120cm SOLD

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