Born in Canada and brought up in southern England.

Studied Berkshire College of Art, Maidenhead
Portsmouth University BA (Hons) Painting

In 1994 I moved to Northumberland and my work changed responding to the open spaces locally and further afield, including the islands of Scotland.
The geology and archeology, the experience of past, present and layers of time, remnants, shapes and textures of the land are what I respond to. Borders fascinate me and form an ongoing series.

I started to use paper and collage in an abstract form when I became reactive to oil paint. The paper provides textures and can be coloured with various media, cut and torn. Subsequently I have also been working with Assemblage, Photography and Artist Books, using whichever is most suitable for my purpose.

The latest box pieces,Time Past and Time Present, are concerned with the archeological remains found in Orkney, contrasting with what can be found on local beaches now and the question of the archeology of the future. The box was chosen to give the sensation of containment and concentrated contemplation.

My work is held in private collections in the UK, USA, Ireland and Japan, also Berwick Borough Collection.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Land Marks Galashiels Scotland
2006 ‘From the Border’ Third Floor Arts Centre. Portsmouth
2005 ‘Traces’ Robson Gallery Selkirk Scotland
1996 Artist Spotlight Berwick upon Tweed Borough Museum
1992 ‘Sea Fragments” Chichester West Sussex
1992 Exhibition Art Space Portsmouth.

Selected Group Exhibitions.

2017 Border Artists at Watchtower Gallery Berwick-upon-Tweed by invitation
2016 CD Collection Inchmore Gallery Inverness
2015 Make a Splash North Shields
Watchtower Open Berwick-upon-Tweed
2014 VAS Members Exhibition Tweedale Museum Peebles Scotland
Network Artists North East Queens Hall Hexham
2011 Inclusion in ‘Tribal'. An exhibition of tribal and contemporary art. The Post Modern. Swindon Wiltshire
2010 113th Annual Open Exhibition Society of Scottish Artists at RSA Edinburgh
2010 Annual Open Exhibition Visual Arts Scotland RSA Edinburgh
2010 Crossing Borders Members Exhibition Marjoribanks Gallery Coldstream Scotland
2009 ‘East West’ The Lennox Gallery London
2008 - 09 ‘Bridging’ Selected entry International Collaborative Exhibition showing in UK & Brisbane Australia.
1995 Opening Exhibition Anderson Court Berwick-upon-Tweed by invitation
1994 ‘Wish you were here’ Art Space Touring Exhibition
1991 Exhibitions in Bracknell Berkshire, Havant Hampshire and Taunton Somerset.
1992 First Aspex Open Competition Portsmouth
1989 First Millfield Open Art competition Somerset
1982 Portsmouth Biennale.

Overlap Group Exhibitions 2011 2010 2009
Network Artists North East 2014 2009 2007
Artist Book Group Book Fairs 2009 Poetry Library Edinburgh 2010 Glasgow

2012 Artist in Residence with Jenny Mathers
Edwardian Potting Shed, Shepherds Dene, Riding Mill, Northumberland

Represented in Network Artists North East Directory 2014, 2015-16, 2016-17
British Artists Book Makers 2017
British Artists Book Makers 2015
In Praise of Beautiful Books 2013

Society of Scottish Artists
Visual Arts Scotland
Network Artists North East.
© Penny Cuthbert