Download and print an A3 version of the Pure Paint exhibition poster (see image above).
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11 - 18 April ❘ 10am - 4pm
Opening Night: 10 April ❘ 6pm - 9pm
Pennie Gillis believes in paint. She only uses primary colours (from which, of course, you can mix any colour) and a lot of her work is non figurative. Pure paint. Shape, form colour, paint – and with spontaneity. Spontaneity at the point of production, that magic time when the brush meets the canvas.
She uses mainly oils but mixes in acrylics, water colour, fabric dye, car paint, nail varnish and gold leaf especially when gilding her Icons of the Ordinary.
These are portraits of women on small pieces of found wood, using any shapes and marks found on the wood as part of the work.
Recently Pennie had branched out into printmaking and has made collograph, carborundum and lino prints.She is very interested in keeping the brilliance of real primary colour.
The larger paintings in the show are the culmination of three months spent at Westbury Farm Studios in Milton Keynes.
Images from the Exhibition
All images photographed by Mental Images ©Mental Images 2015