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CRAIG PENNY

Victoria, AUSTRALIE

Tel. : MOB +61 413 316 299

Email : craigpennyart@bigpond.com

Site : www.craigpennyart.com.au

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

  

Craig studied art at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education, now Ballarat University, where painting and graphic design attracted most of his attention. Craig pursued a successful career as an illustrator in the advertising industry and became a member of the Illustrators Association of Australia.

 

Craig’s career has progressed into a range of mediums including skills in computer graphics. As a result Craig has also undertaken a successful career in teaching traditional drawing and illustration at Victoria University and Swinburne University. Throughout this time, he never lost his love of using traditional methods and subsequently specialized in watercolour and acrylic painting and illustrations. This has lead to an extremely successful solo career.

 

In 2001, Craig had his first major solo exhibition.

 

In 2007, his work was accepted by Gallery Diamante in Carmel, California.

 

Craig is represented by galleries in Australia, Singapore and Cambodia. 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

I like to think that to paint a successful painting is not so much to have tamed the beast, rather to have been taken along for the ride and still being there at the end of the experience.

 

For me painting is like life … giving yourself enough skill, knowledge and integrity and then letting yourself free to take what is thrown your way.  You don't need to tame and control it for magic to happen... you just need to be there at the end. 

 

EXPERIENCE 

 

1985  To date: Freelance Illustrator and Artist.

 

Clients :

 

Clemenger Harvie

 

DDB Needham Melbourne

 

Melbourne Marketing Solutions

 

RGS Communications

 

Aristocrat Technologies

 

Collier & Associates

 

AV Jennings

 

Delfin Property Group limited

 

Handi Home supplies

 

Wam Advertising

 

Tasman Chemicals

 

 

1996 – 2010

 

Sessional Teacher of Illustration and Drawing Victoria University of Technology and Swinburne University of Technology

 

 

1982 – 1985 

 

Studio Artist/Design & Finished Artist

 

Robinson and Co. Advertising

 

Acme Art Studio 

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

2002 

 

Studies in Context and Culture (Victoria University)

 

 

1993 – 1995 

 

Studies in Computer Graphics

 

 

1981 -  1979
 

Ballarat University (Ballarat Colledge of Advanced Education) Diploma of Art

 

 

1981 & 1980 

 

Received Martha Pinkerton Scholarship For Academic Achievement

 

 

1978 

 

Hamilton Technical School 

 

 

AWARDS 

 

1999

 

Best Water Colour – Rotary Club of North Hamilton (Buvelot Award) 

 

Best Water Colour – Rotary of Altona

 

 

2000

 

Highly Commended – Mt Waverly Art Show 

 

Rotary Club of Altona – The Qenos  Selection 

 

Highly Commended Rotary Club of  Warragul

 

 

2002

 

Best Painting – Rotary Club of Portland 

 

Best Water Colour - Rotary Club of Dromana

 

 

2003

 

Best Water Colour – Mount View Art Show 

 

Best Water Colour – Rotary Club Of Portland

 

 

2004

 

Best Water Colour – Wimmera Art Show

 

 

2005

 

Best Street Scene – Brighton Art Show

 

 

2006

 

Best Street Scene – Bayside Art Show

 

 

2008

 

Best Oil – Chelsea Art Show 

 

Best Painting – Bayside Art Show

 

 

2009

 

Best Painting all Mediums – Mt Waverly Art Show 

 

Best Oil – Rotary club of Hamilton Nth

 

 

2010

 

Best Oil/Acrylic – Chelsea Art Show

 

 

2011

 

Best Acrylic Painting – Bayside Art Show

 

 

2013

 

People’s choice Award - Rotary Club of North Hamilton

 

 

2014

 

People’s choice Award – Very Special Kids exhibition 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

 

1999

 

The Mill Gallery, Malmsbury – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2000

 

Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2001

 

Manyung Gallery, Solo Exibition 

 

Gallery Ranfurlie, Korowa Anglican Girls School – Solo Exhibition 

 

Brighton Horizon Art Gallery, Brighton – Joint Exhibition 

 

Potoroo Gallery, South Bank – Solo Exhibition

 

 

2002

 

Chardonnay Lodge, Coonawarra – Solo Exhibition 

 

Potoroo Gallery South Bank – Solo Exhibtion 

 

Cape Nelson Lightstation, Portland -  Solo Exhibition

 

 

2003

 

Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza – Joint Exhibition 

 

The Loft- Art Space at Rochfords Eyton – Solo Exhibition 

 

Mildura Regional Art Gallery – Solo Exhibition

 

 

2004

 

Chardonnay Lodge, Coonawarra – Solo Exhibition 

 

Mildura Regional Art Gallery – Joint Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – Joint Exhibition 

 

Gallery Ranfurlie, Korowa Anglican girls school – Solo Exhibition

 

 

2005

 

Potoroo Gallery South Bank – Solo Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2006

 

Without Pier Gallery – Solo Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2007

 

Without Pier Gallery – Solo Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2008

 

Art Images Gallery Adelaide 

 

Without Pier Gallery – Solo Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2009

 

Without Pier Gallery – Solo Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery - Joint Exhibition

 

 

2010

 

Art Images Gallery Adelaide 

 

Manyung Gallery – Feature Artist

 

 

2011

 

Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane – Joint Exhibition

 

 

2012

 

Red Sea Gallery, Singapore – Joint exhibition at the American Club 

 

Manyung Gallery – Solo Exhibition

 

 

2013

 

South Yarra Art House – Feature Artist 

 

Without Pier Gallery – Joint Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento – Solo Exhibition 

 

Local Images Gallery, Penola – Solo Exhibition

 

 

2014

 

Red Sea Gallery, Singapore – Singapore Art Fair 

 

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento – Joint Exhibition 

 

South Yarra Art House – Feature Artist

 

 

2015

 

Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane – Solo Exhibition 

 

Without Pier Gallery – Five Artists Exhibition 

 

South Yarra Art House – Feature Artist

  

Manyung Gallery – December

 

 

2016

 

Without Pier Gallery – Three Artists Exhibition 

 

Manyung Gallery – December 

 

Withoiut Pier Gallery -  French Exhibition

 

 

2017

 

Manyung Gallery – December

 

 

2018

 

Without Pier Gallery – Beyond the Creek , Solo Exhibition 

 

 

PAINTING EXCURSIONS 

 

2011 – Cambodia

 

2012 – Cambodia

 

2013 – Cambodia

 

2014 - Cambodia, Greece, France

 

2015 - Cambodia, France, Japan

 

2016 - Norfolk Island, Vietnam, France, Japan

 

2017 – Greece, Cambodia, France, Japan

 

2018 – Fance, Cambodia, Blackall - Outback Queensland 

 

 

COLLECTIONS 

 

Brighton Grammar School

 

AFL Travel

 

Australian Private Capital

 

Melbourne & Olympic Parks

 

David Bryant and Associates

 

Korowa Anglican Girls School

 

Delfin Property Group

 

The River Garden, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Private Collections throughout Australia, the UK, USA  and Singapore 

 

 

Craig is represented by:

 

Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza

 

Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

 

Sth Yarra Art House

 

The Old Post Office Gallery, Seymour

 

With Out Pier Gallery, Cheltenham

 

Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane

 

Red Sea Gallery, Singapore

 

Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon

 

Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet

 

The River Garden Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

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