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An exhibition of work by Kate Penoyre, screen

printer and painter, exploring the artists

relationship with the beautiful environment in

which she lives and the space she inhabits.

Thursday 15th September to Saturday 15th October 2011

at Merriecroft, The Common, Sissinghurst

Visitors welcome without appointment: Wednesday -

Friday 2.30pm - 5.30pm and Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm.

Viewing available at other times by appointment - ring

Kristina on 07798 601427.

Click on the video for a brief tour of the show to whet your



Kate Penoyre

Artist Statement

I went to Canterbury College of Art and took a degree in Graphic Design and then went on to work in book publishing, first in

lay-out and design and then children’s book illustration.

Nowadays, I work as a painter and print maker from my converted cow shed studio in E Sussex. I draw my inspiration from

the garden and landscape I see from my window, as well as places further afield…..the South Downs, Scotland, London,

wherever I happen to be

The tradition of English romantic landscape painting is a great inspiration to me; Samuel Palmer, Turner, Paul Nash, Eric

Ravilious and above all, Ivon Hitchens. I’m also fascinated by the power of colour to create mood and meaning and therefore

always look to Matisse and Howard Hodgkins.

I aim to evoke atmosphere and feeling by pin pointing a moment in time and place, working from memory and imagination as

well as sketches and notes made out of doors on the spot. I enjoy the play of media and colour combinations and the

unexpected effects that result from the “happy accident”, believing that the spontaneous and unselfconscious can be more

expressive and genuine that the carefully controlled.