ThePennyDrops

Original portrait art: hauntingly beautiful faces & eye

Seaward Downs, Southland · 146 Sales

ThePennyDrops

Original portrait art: hauntingly beautiful faces & eye

Seaward Downs, Southland 146 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(44)

ThePennyDrops is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Maternity leave is almost over at Penny Drops HQ after the arrival of baby number 4 late in 2017. I'll be back up and running SOON and have started overhauling my shop with a brand new look and new focus for my art. In the meantime you can see how it’s unfolding for The Penny Drops via:

Instagram @thepennydrops
and
Facebook www.facebook.com/pennydrops

If you want to chat about anything, please flick me a 'conversation' (that's Etsy speak for 'private message') - or contact me via my social media channels :)

x Mel

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 21 May, 2018

Maternity leave is almost over at Penny Drops HQ after the arrival of baby number 4 late in 2017. I'll be back up and running SOON and have started overhauling my shop with a brand new look and new focus for my art. In the meantime you can see how it’s unfolding for The Penny Drops via:

Instagram @thepennydrops
and
Facebook www.facebook.com/pennydrops

If you want to chat about anything, please flick me a 'conversation' (that's Etsy speak for 'private message') - or contact me via my social media channels :)

x Mel

Mel McKenzie

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About

Shadows and contours that bring beauty and drama

Original art by southern NZ based artist Melanie McKenzie. Bringing 'the outdoors in' from the edge of the world to your home: evoking the raw beauty of nature through art.

Art can be a metaphor - or it can be just a beautiful scene. Art can hang on your walls - or hang around your neck. Art is in the eye - and the emotions - of the beholder.

The gathering storm front stirs powerful forces and emotions, the whimsy of cottonwool clouds is inspiring and restful and the dreamy quality of the soft melting of the sky and sea (aka the horizon) evokes memories of hazy summer days.

Art that speaks to you is a gift that transgresses your eyes and moves straight to your heart. See it. Feel it. Love it.

You'll know. That moment. When it all just falls into place: The Penny Drops.

It's my privilege to bring you The Penny Drops - and those moments. I am New Zealand-based artist Melanie McKenzie (nee Penny). I paint, sew and create from a studio in rural Southland - with a backdrop that includes the Great Southern Ocean (next stop Antartica...), the Southern Scenic Route and the beautiful Catlins. Colour, texture and material inspiration is never far away in this rugged, exposed landscape.

Being moved so deeply by my surroundings translates also to an abiding passion for beautiful style and interiors, and even more so about contributing to unique homes that speak of the occupants lives and loves. Bringing 'the outdoors in' is a natural progression: wrapping our homes in a curated selection of landscape inspired art.

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    Jumping for joy at the beauty and wonder that surrounds us daily. It's always there. Train your eyes to see it.

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