the pencil art foundation

Art Foundation

The Pencil Art Foundation, focused on the creation and curation of art produced by talented local artists, is the conduit for conversation in and around the art world.

We aim to increase the value, visibility and appreciation for art, while at the same time make an impact in the life of artists, by supporting them where they need support.

Furthermore, we look at constantly doing great things by creating engaging experiences that serve the community, and enhance the overall quality of life of both the artist and the individuals in the community, through culturally-attuned and aesthetically-stimulating artistic pieces.

“Art is the universal language, allowing us to realize that we may all come from different walks of life but there are some things that are undeniably common to all of us – love, friendship, and  freedom.

Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.”

– Brené Brown





Michelle Davidson

Director of The Pencil Art Foundation

Michelle, showing keen interest from a young age, completed a BA Brand Communication, as well as a BA Honours in Fine Art. Having taught and lectured in these areas, Michelle knew from the get go that her passion lies within the gallery world.

Tonya Seiler

Founding Custodian

After a successful career in advertising, Tonya shifted her focus to fine arts. Tonya joins the team as Art Director, overseeing and curating the art displayed in The Pencil. All of which are created and sourced through The Pencil Art Foundation, of which she oversees.