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PENNY CROFTS

BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Penny studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2002 and is currently an exhibiting artist at the Hay Hill Gallery, 35 Baker Street, London W1. Recently she exhibited at the Henley Festival, Henley on Thames, the Steward's Enclosure art gallery at Henley Royal Regatta, and at Windsor Castle En Plein Air.

 

Penny’s work is continually evolving, and in 2012 she took her unique brand of art using thermography to a higher level, by photographing elite athletes in several sporting disciplines. These included Olympic Champions Steve Williams OBE and Mark Hunter MBE, who were portrayed during her residency at Leander Boat Club in Henley on Thames. She then transcribed these images onto canvas using acrylic paint to reflect power, talent and determination.

 

In 2013 Penny exhibited a new collection of paintings at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, featuring Team GB Sailing at Weymouth.

 

Penny's paintings are concerned with portraiture on an alternative level, using imagery of the body. She has depicted the female form in an untraditional way, using traditional methods of painting on canvas. Vibrancy of colour is at the core of Penny’s paintings and her other careers as a registered nurse and airline stewardess both play a huge part in influencing her artwork.

 

She has also exhibited her work at Henley Royal Regatta, in Cork Street Mayfair, Hoxton Square Shoreditch, The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, and at other galleries across the UK. Her first solo exhibition Bodyscapes, Skyscapes and Portraits was held at the Waterloo Gallery SE1, and last year her second solo show The Heat Is On was displayed at the T5 Art Gallery.

 

Penny's work is held in private collections across the world, including Brazil, Australia, America, France and the UK.

 

PENNY CROFTS

FINE ART