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Art Gallery of the Year 2021 - Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards


Penny Fleet

Summer Joy (FR)

Mixed Materials

Ref: 111183

71 x 71 cms


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Penny Fleet

Penny studied Textile Design at Brighton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art and has worked as a designer, a freelancer, and a part-time teacher. She creates colourful, decorative mixed media paintings and collages inspired by her love of nature and her surroundings.

Penny's process is creative and experimental. Working from a still life, her sketchbooks, or photographs, she quickly and freely applies acrylic paints and inks to a wood, canvas or paper surface using large brushes, spatulas, sticks and spray paints to create a decorative and colourful background. She then draws loosely with inks or pastels before applying more paint, hand-decorated collage paper, fabric, thread, stitching, text from old books or other interesting finds to add layers of colour, pattern, texture, and detail. Her inspiration comes from many sources but mainly from being outdoors in the fresh air - the uplifting colour contrasts and harmonies in the flowers, hedgerows and foliage, the birds in her garden and the big open fields, skies, and landscapes in the countryside around her home where she walks throughout the year. Penny's aim is to capture the freshness, joy, beauty, and simplicity of nature in all its seasonal glory.

Penny runs small workshops from her peaceful, rural garage studio on the Surrey Hampshire borders.

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