Nepean Art Society Inc.


Below are the profiles of the Nepean Art Society tutors.


See Joe's gallery: Gallery of Joe Cartwright

Joe Cartwright has been painting with watercolours since 1998 and professionally since 2004. He paints in a fluid and spontaneous manner, which allows him to capture the mood and atmosphere of his subject with a style that encourages the viewer to involve one’s self with his work.
He has exhibited at major and regional art shows for over 14 years at which he has sold over 300 paintings and received many first prizes and other awards. One of these was the $3000 first prize for watercolour at the John Copes Watercolour Exhibition (2009).

Joe is the author of Mastering Watercolors – A Practical Guide which is available for purchase as a paperback and ebook from

He is a member of the Nepean Art Society, at which he runs weekly watercolour classes, and the Macquarie Towns Art Society.

He has two websites: – his demonstration and support site for his students; and which is his gallery website.

Joe can be contacted on 02 9833 1772 or through his websites.


See Rose's gallery: Gallery of Rose Gilbey

Rose grew up with art all around her. Her parents met while studying art at East Sydney Technical College so it was natural for Rose to follow in their footsteps.

Rose has produced art in many forms and is not limited to the traditional painting and drawing genre. For example, after leaving school she become a Florist and worked in this trade for 30 or so years. This was a career in which she could combine her creativity and her love of nature as an art form.

After having a family and while still working as a florist, she decided to pursue her formal art education. After attaining an Associate Diploma in Fine Art at the Penrith Technical college, Rose completed a B.A. of Fine Art at The National Art School in Sydney, majoring in painting and drawing.

Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions and now resides in many private collections both here in Australia and overseas.

As an artist Rose’s work is often based on nature and the simple beauty of things around her.

Rose has taught art at TAFE, secondary school level and in community colleges. She takes great pleasure in enhancing the natural ability of her students using media such as graphite, charcoal, pastel and paint to name a few.

Together with her ability for painting and drawing comes her love of creating and sharing her knowledge. She believes that behind every work of art there should be a strong foundation of drawing and composition.

Rose’s classes will be run at our Studio. If you are interested in joining Rose’s class she can be contacted on: 0415757720.


See Margaret's gallery: Gallery of Margaret Ng

Adult Classes:

Time: 10am to 12.30pm each Tuesday

Venue: Nepean Art Society Studio

Contact: 0490 066 399

Cost $20 per class - Pay on the day.

Born in Queensland, Margaret grew up with the colours of the outback and the rainforest which are reflected in her works. She gained a love of the Australian bush from her childhood family camping holidays.

She studied acrylic and oil painting under Maree Sproats at Dural Art Studios, and plein air painting from Kasey Sealy and John Wilson.  Margaret also learnt watercolour and pen and wash with Joe Cartwright at Penrith.  Her main influence though was her mother, Gwen Chalmers, who was a passionate painter of over 30 years.

She is also tutoring at Springwood Community Arts Centre where her pen and wash classes are proving very popular.

Margaret Ng

Children's Art Classes

Contact: 0490 066 399

I am sure your child will enjoy the relaxed, friendly and encouraging atmosphere of art lessons with me at the Society. I teach Watercolour, Acrylic and Drawing techniques. Classes are small, the children are aged from 8-17 and range in ability from beginner to advanced. My aim is to show them the techniques, tools, and tricks to unleash their creativity, develop their drawing and/or painting skills and find their own style. They do not need to have previous experience in painting or drawing, they will learn as they go. They are required to bring their own equipment and I will provide a comprehensive list in the first week.

Classes are held between 4-6pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Fridays during school terms and are based on a 10 week term. It is also a requirement of the Nepean Art Society that the children become members at a once per year cost of $30 per student.

There are limited places available so please contact me for information regarding fees and class availability on 0490 066 399.

Happy Painting

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