Hi! My name’s Penny Lewis and I’m a visual artist. Welcome to my new website, it’s still in development but please have a look through to find out more about me and my projects.
I am trained in Textile Design and have been a practising arts facilitator for many years. I believe that being creative enhances well-being and self-esteem. It can be a tool for learning and improves communication and decision making. Art inspires the imagination, provides connectivity to different aspects of the world and sends everyone home with a buzz.
Work With Me
I work in a variety of community settings, specialising in drawing and painting, felt making and diverse craft techniques. I have experience and expertise working with adults and children with learning disabilities, key stage one and two school children, family learning groups, people with mental health problems, older people and general community groups.
My work is inspired by the outdoors, the natural and the man made world. I explore colour, texture and movement through drawing, painting and felt-making. My work is produced through drawing, sketchbook work and experimentation, working up to a finished piece.
I trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design and Huddersfield Polytechnic.
Since then I have been self-employed working as an artist, worked in adult social care, brought up two children and returned to self -employment and arts work.
Inclusivity is of paramount importance to me and I am proficient at differentiating tasks and skills to ensure everyone is engaged.