Sophie Penstone's Profile

About

I have been living in the beautiful South West, in Cornwall, for 15 years now. Wow! Where did the time go? I moved down here from leafy Sussex so I could surround myself with nature, the sea and the absolutely stunning scenery in this magical county. I have always been a creative person. I basically always knew I wanted to try and make a living from my artwork, and a couple of years ago I made the decision to finally give up the day job and paint every single day. I feel so lucky to be able to do this and count my blessings everyday. I am inspired by so many things but one look at my work and you will see that colour plays a large part. As do trees. I LOVE TREES! There is something about the architecture of the branches and the patterns they create as they intertwine, the shadows they cast on a road, path, wall. I am also drawn to painting shadows and reflections and objects in a state of decay and rust.
I have been painting…

Read more

  • Female
  • Joined September 6, 2010

Favorite materials

watercolour, ultramarine and prussian blue, acrylic ink, saunders waterford paper, bockingford paper, acrylics

Shop

PenstoneArt
Original watercolours and acrylic inks

About

I have been living in the beautiful South West, in Cornwall, for 15 years now. Wow! Where did the time go? I moved down here from leafy Sussex so I could surround myself with nature, the sea and the absolutely stunning scenery in this magical county. I have always been a creative person. I basically always knew I wanted to try and make a living from my artwork, and a couple of years ago I made the decision to finally give up the day job and paint every single day. I feel so lucky to be able to do this and count my blessings everyday. I am inspired by so many things but one look at my work and you will see that colour plays a large part. As do trees. I LOVE TREES! There is something about the architecture of the branches and the patterns they create as they intertwine, the shadows they cast on a road, path, wall. I am also drawn to painting shadows and reflections and objects in a state of decay and rust.
I have been painting in watercolour for over 20 years and am largely self taught and love learning from them everyday. I enjoy how unpredictable they can be and use their spontaneous nature to, hopefully, create loose and colourful pieces. About 8 years ago I discovered acrylic inks and realised that I could paint in a similar way with them on canvas, thus I was no longer limited by size of paper. I throw, flick, splatter and scrape the ink onto the canvas in an endeavour to maintain spontaneity and a looseness in my work.
I opened my Etsy shop a couple of years ago and keep adding new work and prints all the time. I hope anyone that stumbles across my shop finds the work inspiring but at the very least colourful!

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?