Ellesmere Church and Mere- this painting is a dramatic, slightly impressionistic, representation , with deliberately slightly exaggerated perspective, of the beautiful old church overlooking the mere in my home town of Ellesmere , Shropshire , on a lovely summer day. The steam launch , Lady Katherine, is in the foreground, taking visitors around the mere.
This is an original painting.
Year painted: 2009.
Signed by the artist, “J.Penney”
The painting is in acrylic on a 4cm deep box canvas .It is ready to hang as is – without a frame – though a deep box frame can also look very nice .
Size: H:61 cm x W:61 cm
Artist John Penney's works are available with Wychwood Art .
John Penney comments "I have been selling my paintings (and for many years also self designed and produced wooden furniture) for over 25 years, alongside a range of distinctly non-artistic full time jobs, from teaching to economic development . Now retired I can devote myself full time to being an artist. My paintings can be found in private collections throughout the UK , Europe and the USA.
I paint solely in acrylics, with a distinctive, hard-edged, representational, style - usually with a major figurative element - and an implied "narrative" for the viewer to imagine. Some of my paintings have a slightly surreal element to them , and many also have elements of humour too. Living in the beautiful " North Shropshire lakelands" , scattered with many lovely ice-age originated lakes or "meres" , I often use the picturesque and tranquil countryside around my home town of Ellesmere as subject and inspiration for my paintings. Other subjects often chosen for paintings are Venice, music and dance, and Blues /Jazz icons."
To discuss any of John Penney's artworks please email Deborah Allan firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.