Introducing Penelope Culbertson, one of the artists working on the #InternationalMuralByMail here at the
Elisabeth Jones Art Center! Penelope teaches watercolors and calligraphy and has been working recently on a colorful collaboration with Six Eyes Collective in Pakistan! @mariumjk @safwansubzwari https://penelopeculbertson.fineartstudioonline.com/
Penelope Culbertson began her art studies at the Portland Art Museum as a child, in the art department at Cleveland High School, at Reed College with calligraphy master Lloyd Reynolds, at Willamette University in Salem, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute de Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico. After moving to Hawaii, she studied with many well-known watercolorists including Zoltan Szabo, Hiroki Morinoue, Ken Hosmer and Gayle Anderson. She learned to paint, teach and operate art galleries. She was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board.
Since her return to Portland in 1994, Penelope has had seventeen solo exhibits of her watercolors. She showed year round at the Hawthorne Arts Gallery and annually at the Buckman Art Show where she was the founding chairman of the Children's Art Sale. She taught children's art classes at the Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary and for the Portland Parks Dept in their after-school program. In 1999 she helped produce a book of children's watercolors about the Portland Water System. She was co-founder of The Hawthorne Arts Guild and showed in all their monthly group shows.
Penelope teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy. She is a member of the Portland Society of Calligraphy. She has two watercolors and the beach mural currently in limited edition prints. She is now painting on large panels.
Currently she is showing at Fairweather's Gallery in Seaside, Oregon and Arabella Gallery in Windsor, VT.
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