Penny Richards
watercolour and mixed media artist
I am painter based in Keynsham, in between Bath and Bristol.
Using water-based paint I depict a wide range of subjects, from figures in movement, to quiet but textural landscapes.
I usually use watercolour on heavy paper to begin a painting. I sketch and paint freely from real life, absorbing the energy and atmosphere of the moment.
With these emotional memories and experiences I return to my studio and often evolve the paintings from representation, into a more textured and abstract style by working in watercolour or acrylic paints and inks over a pre-textured surface. This surface could be collage, oil based mono-print or even shoe polish.
I have wide experience in teaching art to both children and adults and have been offering watercolour workshops to adults, in Keynsham since 1998.
Click here to view details of workshops and painting and sketching walks.
I was featured in Bath Life Magazine December 2010 - click here to read
2007 - 2009
2000 - present
Chairperson, Roundabout Art Trail, Keynsham
Studio based watercolour teaching
Tutor to local art groups
1978 - 1999
1976 - 1978
Teacher and art co-ordinator in primary education, Bristol
Teacher Fellowship at Birmingham School of Art: Ethnographic Resources for Art Education - Peruvian textiles
Certificate of Education, Newton Park Bath, main subject: Art and design
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