Path through the Wheat is so beautifully observed, in its broad, painterly brushstrokes, that it is almost possible to imagine the smell of the sun on the ripening crop. Penelope's intimate understanding of nature and the landscape is plain to see. Typical in her composition, recessive lines lead the eye to woods in the background, while her portrayal of the tree trunks above and transecting the path with shadows, add a rhythm to the scene.
Born in 1942 in Buckinghamshire, Penelope studied Fine Art at Portsmouth College of Art where she specialised in drawing and sculpture, continuing her art studies in Rome and Florence. She has spent most of her life living abroad, particularly around the Mediterranean. Internationally collected for her miniature, surreal and wildlife paintings, she is currently working on larger and much freer oil paintings and pastels, concentrating on places that particularly catch her imagination. A particular facet of her work is a sense of mysticism she adds to the physical scenes before her.
Dimensions (approximate): Image: H:40cm, W:50cm, Framed: H:44cm, W:54cm, D:4cm
Oil on canvas
Framed, plain deep brown painted wooden frame, unglazed
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