Pennys Painting Gallery

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Bright skies and butterflies

The beauty of the west coast of Scotland is much talked of, and rightly so…landscapes and seascapes to take the breath away and ever changing light flooding through skies that go on forever. When I’m painting, at home in our sun room studio here in Galloway, I love to fill my work with colour, most often choosing to create scenes of the coastline or ocean, with wide expanses of bright sky, vivid wildflowers and the addition of butterflies in flight.

I’m inspired to paint butterflies not only because of their intrinsic beauty of form and movement, but also because of their unique life cycle. There is a miracle conveyed by their delicate design and vivid, life-filled colours that is unlike any other, and the journey taken from caterpillar to winged beauty is otherworldly and inspiring.