The Flow of Water, Portraiture - Penelope Gilbert-NG


From: Saturday September 18, 2021, 10:00 am

To: Saturday September 18, 2021, 3:00 pm

The Flow of Water, Portraiture - Workshop

Penelope will guide you through the stages of designing the portrait from beginning with small thumbnails to scaling up to paper size, then onto the watercolour washes and colour mixing to create a vibrant engaging portrait.

The 'Baohong' Paper and some brushes and paints will be supplied for this Workshop - thanks to NEEF Brushes - however, still bring your own paints and brushes as well as the other Materials outlined on the 'Details' above.

 About Penelope Gilbert-Ng


Diploma of Painting

Fellow RQAS1

Master Pastelist / Life Member Pastel Society of Australia Inc.

Member of Watercolour Society of Qld

Penelope Gilbert-Ng‘s journey as an artist started aged 3, Studied at East Sydney Technical College late teens (Diploma of Painting, 1971) and furthering her development with her painting in isolation in Papua New Guinea (13 years).  On returning to Australia 1986 studied with noted artists in Australia, New York (Pastel Society of America Scholarship), and New Mexico (International Association of Societies Convention).

Penelope believes that continual learning is essential for self-development as an artist.

She is Past President of Pastel Society of Australia and Master Pastellist and Life Member with the Pastel Society of Australia, Past President and Fellow of the Royal Qld Art Society and sought after tutor with Art Societies and Groups Nationally in all mediums.

Penelope has been a finalist in the Archibald and Portia Geach Portrait Prizes and has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions. Her commissioned paintings are represented in corporate/ private collections worldwide. Winner of many competitions combining knowledge and dedication to her art has enabled her to judge shows since 2002. Penelope has written 9 articles for The Australian Artist Magazine (Dec 2000, March 2006). Australian Artist July 2009/ April 2011 “How did you do that”. Portrait painting July 2012. May 2013 Acrylic portraiture. October 2013 Acrylic What comes next? May 2016 Keeping it Simple Oil part 1, June 2016 Keeping it Simple Oil part 2, July 2016 Keeping it Simple Oil part 3, and Demonstrated (by invitation) at the International Association of Pastel Societies, IAPS (Portraiture) May 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.

Tutored for Artemis Art Tours Greek Islands October 2012 / May 2014.

Guest Artist/Tutor/Judge at Pastel Society Of New Zealand Pastel Convention May 2015

Awarded Champion Portrait Jack Ambler Award EKKA 2009/2016/2017/2018

Tutor demonstrator Inaugural Pastel EXPO Caloundra Australia 2018

Penelope teaches privately and workshops wherever invited.



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