B.A. of Fine Arts COFA ( 1990) B.A. of Dramatic Art in Design NIDA (1994) Dip Ed. UWS (2001)
Penelope has an extensive and varied training and background in the arts having worked and trained in theatre as a stage and costume designer and as concept illustrator and model maker. She works form her studio on a property in the rural outskirts of NSW which provides most of the visual stimuli for her work.
Examples of Penelope's work can be found at the following galleries:
KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW
The Milk Factory Gallery Bowral NSW
Manyung Galleries Melbourne
Purple Noon Gallery Freemans Reach NSW
Gallery ONE88 Katoomba
Penelope's unique choice of mediums are an alchemy of coloured inks, aerosol spray, acrylics and a soldering iron which she uses to gently burn though layers of applied colour which gives her work its distinctive feel and almost lace-like appearance. The act of mark-making with her soldering iron mirrors nicely the marks made through the natural decay and renewal of forms in nature.
Most of Penelope's work are created on timber panels rather than canvas as this allows her to etch into the surface of the board and work on a wider variety of shapes which can be cut to any size.