New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special this Christmas.
by Celia Allen | Lydia Barclay | Louise Bell | Jane Clift | Curio Studio (Tom Wilson) | Gin Durham | Richard Jack | Liane Matthews | David Mayne | Mitch Pilkington | Jay Rubinstein | Jenny Southam | Ilona Sulikova | Jean Tolkovsky | Ed Willis.
Textiles by Naomi Beevers | Candy Coated Accessories | Alison Dupernex | Keira Graham | Green Thomas Textiles | Sally Nencini | Sarah Tyssen.
Art glass by Adam Aaronson | Peter Layton | Sanders and Wallace | Shakspeare Glass.
Ceramics by Hannah Bould | Rowena Brown | Claire Burke | Jude Colley | Amy Cooper | Clare Conrad | Diane Griffin | Sarah Grove | Matt Horne | Maisie Parkes | Rebecca Ridley | Vivienne Ross | Liz Scrine | Chrissy Silver | Steve Smith | Carolyn Tripp | Gilly Whittington.
Painting by Suzy Fasht | Sally Anne Fitter | Rosalinda Kightley | Yeside Linney | Susie Lidstone | Helen Long | Fiona Pearce | Jacky Paynter | Virginia Ray | Jane Rist | Ray Sheldon | Jo Shepherd | Sarah Spackman | Ruth Taylor | Vicki Nigoumi | Suzanne Winn.
Limited Edition Prints by Clare Bassett | Ed Boxall | John Bryce | Ann Burnham | John Duffin | Chloe McCarrick | Trevor Price | Shirley Watson | Clare Youngs.
Jewellery by Petra Bishai | Shimara Carlow | Margaux Clavel | Daphne Krinos | Misun Won | Kathie Murphy.
Festive decoration by Adam Aaronson | Kate Colin | Fleur Grenier | Jessica Jordan | David Mayne | Liane Matthews | Judith Needham | Charlotte Stockley.
Wood by Kevin Stamper.
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.