B.A. of Fine Arts COFA ( 1990) B.A. of Dramatic Art in Design NIDA (1994) Dip Ed. UWS (2001)


Penelope has an extensive and varied training and background in the arts having worked and trained in theatre as a stage and costume designer and as concept illustrator and model maker. She works form her studio on a property in the rural outskirts of NSW which provides most of the visual stimuli for her work.


Examples of Penelope's work can be found at the following galleries:

KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW

The Milk Factory Gallery Bowral NSW

Associated Galleries

Purple Noon Gallery Freemans Reach NSW

Gallery ONE88 Katoomba


Material Practice

Penelope's unique choice of mediums are an alchemy of coloured inks, aerosol spray, acrylics and a soldering iron which she uses to gently burn though layers of applied colour which gives her work its distinctive feel and almost lace-like appearance. The act of mark-making with her soldering iron mirrors nicely the marks made through the natural decay and renewal of forms in nature.

Most of Penelope's work are created on timber panels rather than canvas as this allows her to etch into the surface of the board and work on a wider variety of shapes which can be cut to any size.

2020 Finalist Selections

Gosford Art Prize


2019 Finalist Selections

Fishers Ghost Art Prize

Wyndham Art Prize

Gosford Art Prize

Hawkesbury Art Prize

Hornsby Art Prize

Belle Property Art Prize

Wingarrabee Landscape Prize


Art Awards 2019

Viewer's Choice Award, Gosford Art Prize

Parramatta Open Art Awards, 2nd Place

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