Painting by Penelope Boyd


Australian artist Penelope Boyd is a multidisciplinary artist based in Canberra.

Her paintings, drawings and sculptures often depict the human form or domestic artefacts, and explore the relationship between the real and remembered. Drawing from folklore and fairy take, as well as from art-historical and contemporary influences, her work conjurs an otherworldly universe of childhood memory and fantasy. They are at once whimsical and dangerous, and often allude to a larger narrative.

Penelope boyd painting


If you are interested in commissioning a portrait or purchasing an art work, you can deal directly with the artist by contacting her at


Portrait commissions vary in cost depending on the size of the work, the individual specifications of the work, and any costs associated with travel. To find out more about the commission process or to receive a quote, please contact Penelope.