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Hi, I'm Penny, a professional artist specialising in fibre art but I also draw, paint and do digital art. I live in Thurso on Scotland’s rugged North Coast with my husband, our 2 sons and our Border Collie Luna.
I create my fibre paintings using the traditional techniques of wet felting, needle felting and raised and freehand embroidery. I form the contours and shapes of my paintings with my hands in a similar fashion to sculpting. I feel this gives me a unique connection to my work, allowing me to feel the depth and texture of each element and convey this through the painting.
I like to use these traditional techniques and age old fibres to create art that has a more contemporary feel, both in its execution and subject matter. I use soft fibres to create the power of the elements and the seas that surround our beautiful coastline. I also enjoy using fibre to portray the clean lines of architecture in both modern city streets and ancient buildings or towns.
I want to continue to challenge myself to use these techniques in new ways and create powerful and contemporary art that draws the viewer into the world of the painting and evokes an emotional connection with the subject.
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