Nepean Art Society Inc.


Welcome to the nepean art society website

The Nepean Art Society was officially formed in 1967 by a small group of dedicated people. The enthusiasm of the current members continues.

Our aim is to provide a friendly environment where local artists can meet to learn, practise and exhibit their work. We also promote local art within the Penrith, St Marys and Lower Blue Mountains area.

The Society offers a variety of teachers, classes, workshops and demonstrations. Exhibitions are held twice a year to showcase and sell members' work.

Our patron is Warwick Fuller, who was the official tour artist for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall in 2015, as he was during their 2012 tour.

The Nepean Art Society is here to mentor, educate, inspire and motivate the community about the art culture in Penrith.

We have over 140 members and welcome new members. Join us!

Upcoming events


Our next meeting will be held on Friday. 9th August at 1.00pm in the Studio.  All welcome.


Chris Pearson is hosting a weekly open studio where members can come to the studio and paint, share stories and enjoy a cuppa.  It runs on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4pm, 

how to become a nepean art society member

If you would like to join our Society please do so by going to the MyNAS page from the menu above and follow the steps listed. The Membership fee is $30 payable on joining and is renewed 1st January each year. There are no discounts for part year membership.


    • Low cost annual membership
    • Lessons in oils, acrylics & watercolour for adults and children
    • Regular demonstrations by established artists
    • Workshops
    • Exhibitions and sale of artists' work
    • Newsletters
    • Plein-air painting group (group of artists who paint outdoors) 
    • Open Studio

latest news

Next demonstration Saturday 29th June, 2pm. Tony Belobrajdic.


Saturday 29th June 2019 at 2 pm

We are very pleased to announce that Tony Belobrajdic has agreed to present our next demonstration for 2019. It will be a very interesting experience to observe Tony’s techniques and then perhaps use these ourselves.

The following two websites give information about Tony and also showcase some of his artworks.     

Demonstration Details

In this demonstration Tony will demonstrate how to paint quick and expressive watercolours with fewer brush strokes. He will show how this can be done by making a decision of choosing one focal point of interest and then applying one decisive first brush stroke, rich in pigment and to leave it alone. He will be working with large size brushes (sizes 12 or 16) adding shape against shape, stroke by stroke, almost never going over same area twice and in the process, leaving large areas of paper untouched. His aim will be to create atmosphere by using a limited palette, oversimplifying shapes and avoiding adding too many details, regardless of complexity of subject matter. He will demonstrate how to make very basic pencil sketches and also, no pencil at all but starting painting directly with a brush. This approach is fun, rather quick and gives painting that fresh and spontaneous look.

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Nepean Art Society Inc.  is a non-profit organization.

Address: 129 Henry Street, Penrith, NSW, Australia 2750

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