Penny Elder

About Penny

I am a retired psychoanalytical psychotherapist, having seen individual patients, couples, plus training, supervising, and running courses and groups.  I enjoy singing, yoga, opera, have four children and eight granddaughters, and spend time in remote Scotland with my husband, a retired GP,  Having painted all my life, I acquired a studio in 2004 where I paint and also screenprint and monoprint.  I exhibit my work annually and have had several solo exhibitions.

Email | pennyelder@blueyonder.co.uk

Website | pennyelder.co.uk

Tel | 07814 069 021


My Work

My oil paintings are usually abstract or semi-abstract vaguely-remembered landscapes, often inspired by the Scottish landscape with which I am familiar, but all emerging from my imagination.  My screenprints and monoprints are often abstract, and since the Covid-19 pandemic I have painted a series on 'Lockdown' and also produced a series of monoprints on 'Together Again'.  I enjoy the difference between the two mediums which allows for a variety of expressions and results, and particularly love layering as our lives are built up on layers of our past experiences.  I have always been interested in expressing the relationship between the internal and external worlds, but I would say nowadays that I just paint, letting things emerge from my subconscious before taking control and shaping different aspects of my image.  This feels freer and more expressive of my mood.

I am looking forward to my next solo exhibition at Highgate Gallery (HLSI) from 10th to 23rd September 2021

Exhibitions

  • 2021. SOLO at Highgate Gallery (HLSI), 11 South Grove, N6 6BS, 10-23 September (PV 10 Sept..6.0-8.30pm)
  • 2019. Solo Open Studio at Collage Arts Artspace 3
  • 2019. EFOA at Barbican Centre
  • 2018. SOLO at British Psychotherapy Foundation
  • 2018. EFOA at HLSI
  • 2018. Solo Open Studio at Collage Arts Artspace 3
  • 2017. EFOA Open Houses
  • 2017. SOLO at Karamel Arts Venue
  • 2017. Solo Open Studio at Collage Arts Artspace 3
  • 2016. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2015. EFOA at the Original Gallery N8
  • 2015. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2014. EFOA Open Houses
  • 2014. Solo Open Studio at Chocolaate Factory N22
  • 2013. EFOA at HLSI
  • 2013. SOLO at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2012. EFOA Open Houses
  • 2012. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2011. SOLO at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Gallery
  • 2011. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2010. Medical Arts Society Summer Exhibition
  • 2010. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2010. Chocolate Factory artists at HLSI
  • 2010. SOLO at Westminster Pastoral Therapy Centre
  • 2010. SOLO at British Psychotherapy Foundation
  • 2009. SOLO at Tavistock Centre, Hampstead
  • 2009. Solo Open Studio at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2008. SOLO at London Centre for Psychotherapy
  • 2007. Solo at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2006. Solo at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2005. Solo at Chocolate Factory N22
  • 2004. Solo at Chocolate Factory N22

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