Pennefather, Judy



Judy began her art studies with Allan Hansen, one of the Australian Judges for the 1988 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Competition, working in oil and concentrating primarily on portraiture. Although she also paints landscapes and still life in both oil and watercolour, portraiture remains her primary interest.


1988 – Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
1980 – Finalist – Archibald Portrait Prize
Finalist  – the Portia Geach Memorial Award on many occasions

Two Solo exhibitions

Judy’s work is represented in private collections throughout Australia and in England, Germany, U.S.A. and Japan.


University of Sydney
the Sydney Eye Hospital
Willoughby Council


1980 Portia Geach Memorial Award for Portraiture


Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales – also President

Member – Australian Watercolour Institute – also President


The Prince of Wy with Judy Pennefather, President of the Royal Art Society, North Sydney.

The Prince of Wy with Judy Pennefather, President of the Royal Art Society, North Sydney.



6 Responses to Pennefather, Judy

  1. Hello

    I have a much loved Judy Pennefather oil painting and after some consideration decided to part from it.
    I am hoping to sell it to someone who will cherish it and love it.

    If you know of anyone who may be interested in Judy’s work please contact me.
    I live in United kingdom, best to contactme by telephone.

    44 7903 440 449
    Best wishes

  2. This is for Judy Pennefather, I have just aquired a beautiful and penetrating portrait by you and perhaps, a self portrait? Why I should find it this morning at an obscure country Boot Fair on Romney Marsh I do not know! I will attach a picture of it if you respond to this letter to you…..Best Wishes, Brian

  3. Hi. I live in the uk and recently bought a painting which appears to have judy pennefather’s signature on it. Are u able to help me find out if it is one of her paintings? It is a landscape in oil. Many thanks

  4. I bought a painting in the uk which appears to have judy pennefather signature on it. Are you able to help me find out if its one of hers please?

  5. Hi Judy. Last year my youngest son took his own life after s family friend reversed over and killed my son’s 18month old son. Would you be able to do s sketch of my son from a photo I have not long before he chose to join his little boy. Would an approximate cost be possible? I’m not sure how to get my photo of him to you

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