Betty Pennell. (1930-)
'Plant Hunters. Hidcote'. Wood Engraving 4/50. Signed & dated 1990.
Image: 15x 20cm. Framed: cmx cm
(Reference: plant hunters) Price: £675
Betty's work is closely related to landscape and links the natural world to the complexity and drama of human emotions and relationships.
Betty Pennell, (nee Everiss), was traditionally trained at the Bourneville School of Art in Birmingham. Betty gained a place at the Royal College of Art in 1949 to study Illustration. She was given an attachment to the School of Painting and here was taught by Carel Weight, Robert Buhler and John Minton. in 1955, Betty took up a post as lecturer at the Birmingham College of Art. It was here that she met her husband, Ronald Pennell, also a lecturer and later, a glass engraver. They married in 1961 and shortly after decided to move to a cottage in rural Herefordshire to explore their life as artists. Betty followed her love of printmaking begun by her tutors at the Royal College of Art, Edward Bawden and John Nash. In later years, painting and drawing have come to dominate her work.
N.B. any unevenness in the colour of the paper/mount is due to the reflection, as the picture is glazed.