Penelope’s virtuoso style in pastels displays a lightness of touch associated with the medium, but with an expressive use of colour and textural surface that is normally more typical of oil painting, Summer River typifies this. Her description of light filtering through crossed trees builds an atmosphere that is secretive and enchanting. The angles created feel almost Post-Impressionistic, while ones eye is drawn to an ultramarine flash of water in the centre.
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:54cm, W:59cm, Framed: H:56cm, W:61cm, D:3.5cm
Framed, glazed, plain, off white painted wooden frame with off white double mount
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