Recent commissioned work by Penelope Culbertson, artist and calligrapher
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.
Penelope was the co-founder of the Art Academy of Kona and the West Hawaii Arts Guild where she served on the Executive Board. Penelope worked in the Hawaii State Artist-in-School program and showed as the Artist-in-Residence at the Hyatt Regency. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Royal Waikoloan Hotel.
Since her return to Portland, 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 Culbertson teaches weekly classes in calligraphy and watercolors for the disabled. She experiments in watercolors, oil pastels, collage, tapestry weaving and calligraphy.
Featured Observing Botany artists, Penelope Culbertson and JoAnn Pari-Mueller, are members of the Portland Calligraphy Society and the Oregon Society of Artists. And, too, both artists are featured in the upcoming PSC show in the display windows at the Portland Justice Center from April 15 – June 3.
For more information, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Penelope Culbertson
Grace note received for the Observing Botany opening reception. April 7, 5-7pm at Fairweather’s.
“I was thinking perhaps I could demonstrate some illuminated letters….a capital, an initial with some foliage or vines, gold or silver accents. I could talk a little about illuminated letters. That way it would still be about calligraphy but incorporating your botany theme. Thanks for always challenging me in new directions!” –-Penelope Culbertson
Penelope Culbertson, master calligrapher and artist, spoke during the opening reception for Observing Botany at the Fairweather House and Gallery for April Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, as well as demonstrated the art of illumination.