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Penny  Glidewell

My work explores our perception of landscape. In the twenty-first century our comprehension of reality in the visual world is derived as much from photographic and moving images as from actual experience of an environment. We take in a landscape that we pass through as if watching a movie - zooming in on certain key areas.

In many of my paintings I have used transferred photographic imagery, enlarged and enhanced in places, to communicate my experience of the Alpine and Pyreneen landscape. The mountains are not empty and un-trodden, they bear the trace of human presence and man's intervention in the natural order. The juxtaposition of the fragmented, mechanically produced imagery and the painted marks is symbolic of this precarious balance. In my urban landscapes, I am fascinated by the way in which nature reclaims derelict buildings and areas of waste land.
In 2012 I made a journey on horseback through the High Andes in Peru, I passed through landscape and villages that few visitors ever see. The Peru paintings are a response to the clarity of light and intense colour in the landscape, buildings and local costumes.

2009 'Six Months, Six Days', Site Specific Installation, Toilet Gallery,
Kingston upon Thames
2005 'In the Eye of the Beholder', Gallery 286, Earl's Court,
London SW5
2000 'Close To The Edge' Paintings and Works on Paper
ARC Gallery, London SW6.
1997 Paintings and Collages
3-4 South Square, Gray's Inn, London WC1.
1994 'From the Mountains to the Sea', Paintings, Collages and Collagraphs
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11.

2007 'Climate of Change', Pop-Up Gallery, Union St., London SE1
2004 & 2005 Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London SW7.
2003 'Figure & Landscape', A Gallery, Merton Hall Road, London SW19.
2003 'Diverse', Hanbury Gallery, Old Truman Brewery, London E1.
2002 'Focus Five', Wimbledon Library, London SW19.
2002 The Gallery, ING Bank, London EC2
2001/2002 BHF Bank, London EC1.


I.B.M UK Ltd
Quadrangle Communications Ltd
D and D Wines Ltd
Private Collections in the UK and USA


2003 MA in Fine Art (Painting),
Wimbledon School of Art.
1986 Post Graduate Certificate in Printmaking,
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.
1976 BA Hons Fine Art, Reading University


2001 - 2013 Pathway Leader - Fine Art Foundation Course, Art & Design, Kingston University.