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Penelope Cline

Penelope Cline was born in 1947. After studying at what was then Brighton Polytechnic she travelled extensively, spending many years drawing and painting in Southern Africa, where she specialized in studies of tribal Africans and the indigenous wildlife, as well as teaching pottery.

Returning overland to Sussex via India, Afghanistan and Europe, a journey lasting six months, she resumed her study of art, etching, lithography and silk screen printing at the University of Brighton, whilst exhibiting regularly both locally and in London and Birmingham.

She is a member of the National Acrylic Painter's Association and the Association of Sussex Artists and exhibits yearly with these societies, and has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists and in various Open exhibitions.

Her work is in private collections in America and Southern Africa as well as in Great Britain, and her paintings have been published as limited edition fine art prints.

Penelope works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, as well as etching and silkscreen.

Her work is figurative, her continuing concern being to convey the brilliance, colour, luminosity and magic of light, taking as her subjects beaches, markets, cafes, and those locations and occasions rich in life in all its kaleidoscopic diversity.

She is also the author of a novel, Solitary Pleasures, published recently by Paragon Press under the nom de plume Nell Grey.

The Crossing Zone
Acrylic on paper, 26cm x 36cm, heavy paper, painted 2002. Used for our Artists Series Bookplate #2

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