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Penny Irvine

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I am a fibre artist living in Thurso, Scotland. I have created several commissions and have sold work in both Scotland and Europe. My work has been exhibited in both Scotland and England.

I create paintings using the traditional techniques of wet felting, needle felting and raised and freehand embroidery. I form the contours and shapes of my paintings with my hands in a similar fashion to sculpting. I feel this gives me a unique connection to my work, allowing me to feel the depth and texture of each element and convey this through the painting.

I like to use these traditional techniques to create art that has a more contemporary feel, both in execution and subject. I use fibres to create the power of the elements and the seas that surround our coastline. I also enjoy using fibre to portray the clean lines of architecture in both modern city streets and ancient buildings or towns.

I have a keen interest in social and environmental issues. My felted and embroidered picture Natural Beauty vs Disposable Society, which sold recently, focuses on the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans and on our beaches. My most recent felt and laid fibre pieces, Touch and Kaleidoscope focus on issues in society such as abuse and homelessness.

I want to continue to challenge myself to use these techniques in new ways and create powerful and contemporary art that draws the viewer into the world of the painting and evokes an emotional connection with the subject
3D North
Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery
Thurso
Caithness
10th November 2018 - 22nd December 2018

Society of Caithness Artists
83rd Exhibition
Thurso
Caithness
31st July 2108 - 10th August 2018

Sea to Sea
Uist Artists Association
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
Lochmaddy
North Uist
17st July 2018 - 13th August 2018

Sea to Sea
East Durham Artists Network
Durham
Nothhumberland
May 8th 2018 - June 15th 2018
Elements
  • Penny Irvine
  • Elements
The Storyteller
  • Penny Irvine
  • The Storyteller
  • Felted
The Holly King and The Watcher
  • Penny Irvine
  • The Holly King and The Watcher
  • Felted
Melrose Abbey
  • Penny Irvine
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Felted
Touch
  • Penny Irvine
  • Touch
  • Felted
Storm
  • Penny Irvine
  • Storm
Natural Beauty vs Disposable Society
  • Penny Irvine
  • Natural Beauty vs Disposable Society
  • Felted
Beyond the Cover
  • Penny Irvine
  • Beyond the Cover
  • Felted

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