Githa PIlbrow won first prize in the 2009 Arts in the Valley competitive exhibition. Her work has been shown several times in the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre (most recently in the NOW exhibition in June 2015), as well as the Strokes and Hogarth Galleries in Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum. She studied at at the Julian Ashton Art School and the City Art Institute. She creates works in pencil and also paints in acrylic and oil.
As an artist having lived in Kangaroo Valley for some years, the surrounding escarpments, river, hidden valleys, have had an influence on her work. Githa mostly works ‘en plain air’ in the elements painting the landscape, trees and at times insects.
The south coast is a favourite place to find Githa painting and drawing, especially Jervis Bay and surrounds. The strong landforms, light, big sea and sky are all challenging subjects.