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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Thea Penna

Thea Penna 

I was born in Harlow, Essex, and after completing my Art Foundation course at Harlow college I moved to Wakefield for three years where I studied Surface Pattern Design at Bretton Hall college of Art (part of Leeds University), which I loved.  I was encouraged to use portraiture in my textile designs as I had such a passion for painting in this style.

After graduating with a First Class honours in 1997 I gained a place at The Royal College of Art, London, where I studied Printed Textiles for two years.  I have worked in design studios ever since.

Along side my textiles career I have worked on a variety of commissioned portraits and other figurative works for exhibitions around London. 

I currently live in the East End of London, Tower Hamlets, UK.

Thea Penna


Alethea Nash said...

Looooove your work! And it's no wonder because I'm a Thea too! The old woman is my favorite. She is me in 40 years. It was like looking in a mirror.

Submarine said...

Wonderful work.


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