Sally Pennington

I am a painter who mostly works in acrylics – though sometimes in oils.  I have a degree in painting from the University for the Creative Arts, but I have painted for many years before this.

A sense of place is very important to my work, which comprises several strands.

My landscapes – mostly of Sussex – are built up in several layers using various techniques and tools and through these I hope to express both the direct experience of walking in the landscape and the memory of this across time.

With my figurative work I aim to create a relationship between figure and setting, often including reflected or ambiguous areas.  I’m also interested in the spaces between the snapshot image of a photograph and the painted surface.

I have also worked on installations where the paintings both mirror and create a dialogue between the image and the context within which it is placed.  An example of this is currently in Bepton Church.