After graduating from the Sydney School of Colour and Design, Wendy went on to study Environmental Colour enabling her to apply her colour skills to creating colour schemes for domestic and corporate clients.
Wendy originally studied the ancient craft of gilding with Jennifer Bennell at The Painted Finish, in Sydney in the 1980s. She now conducts her own Gilding classes having exhibited and sold many of her gilded works in exhibitions in Sydney and on the Gold Coast.
Her colour workshops have been presented to many private art societies and groups on the Gold Coast, Tweed River Art Gallery at Murwillumbah, the GraftonArtsFest, the USQ McGregor Winter Campus Toowoomba and at the Royal Queensland Art Society. She now teaches private students at her home in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast. She believes that a solid understanding of the principles of colour plays a major role in the creation of self-confidence which assists students to continue their artistic journeys with new purpose. More advanced students have the opportunity to renew their creative spirit and look at their colour palettes in fresh way.
Her gilding classes have attracted many artists and calligraphers wishing to include this “ancient” skill as a new technique which they can use to enhance their work.
Apart from teaching, Wendy List also paints, gilds and does commissions from her studio in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast. She was Secretary of the Australian Society of Miniature Art (Qld) and a member of Artworkers, Queensland’s peak body for visual artists. She is now an active member of the Royal Queensland Art Society, and exhibits there on a regular basis.
She exhibited her gilded watercolours in a group exhibition at the Private Gallery in April 2003 and many of her works were shown at the International Miniature Exhibition and Awards at the Gold Coast Art Gallery, in August 2003, 2004 and 2005. She is a regular exhibitor in the Border Art Prize at the Gold Coast Art Gallery and the Tweed River Art Gallery and the D’Arcy Doyle Annual Awards Exhibition, at Mudgeeraba.