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Paintings by Penny McLean

Penny McLean lives in East Yorkshire. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art for four years in the sixties, specializing in Drawing and Painting.

She studied under Sir William Gillies and Sir Robin Phillipson and her style is strongly influenced by her early exposure to Scottish painting. She also found great inspiration in the work of Joan Eardley whose work she greatly admires. The Scottish painter’s love of colour, texture, expressive brushwork and the natural rhythms of the landscape is strongly reflected in her work.

She followed Edinburgh with a further year at Manchester College of Art. After several years teaching full-time, she went on to teach in Adult Education while at the same time developing her own work. From the late seventies she helped to organize a very successful Art Loan Scheme in Wetherby running two exhibitions a year.

She is drawn to the more unusual aspect rather than the obvious (the back yard or the gently.. crumbling barn) and the contrast in the quality of light in different parts of the world; it may be the brilliance and clarity of light in the Mediterranean countries, the softer light of the Yorkshire Wolds, or the luminescence of the sea and the vivid colours of lichen and bracken up on the north-west coast of Scotland. Even if the view is not, in the accepted sense “spectacular” she hopes to prove that there is so much more to see in the scene, whether it be the range of colour, the mood of the weather or season, the effect of light or the pattern of texture of grasses, stone, crops or brick.

She has shown her work in the Walker Gallery, Harrogate, Talents Gallery, Malton, the Coast Gallery, Cloughton, Art in the Mill, Knaresborough, the Spa, Bridlington, Castle Hill Hospital and has work in private collections in England, Scotland, France and Mallorca.

Since 2005 Penny McLean has spent two weeks every summer as “Artist in Residence” at Burton Agnes Hall, East Yorkshire. She says “This is a magnificent Elizabethan Stately Home and painting in such an inspiring setting is a great experience”.

In addition, since 2005, East Yorkshire Open Studios has provided a further opportunity to showcase her work.

Sizes of paintings (without frame) are given in centimetres.

Prices of paintings (framed) vary from £300.00 to £1200.00 plus carriage from the studio in East Yorkshire.

There are limited edition prints available for some of the paintings (marked where available below). The print sizes are : small, mounted £65.00 ; large, mounted £85.00 and small, framed print £95.00

For more information please contact Penny here.

France

Farmhouse near Menerbes

Oil on canvas 69x76

Montmirail

Oil on canvas 58x66

Monet's Garden

Oil on canvas 71x66

Le Baou d'infer (painting le baou)

Oil on canvas 61x71

sold

French Lavender

Oil on canvas 66x71

Menhir

Oil on canvas 56x51

Spain

The Bokker Valley

Oil on canvas 66x51

Farm near Campanet

Oil on canvas 51x46

Villa by Alcudia

Oil on canvas 46x61

Mijas

Oil on canvas 41x36

sold

Corfu

The White Villa, Corfu

Oil on canvas 69x76

Egypt

School, Luxor

Oil on canvas 36x51

Italy

WashDay, Burano

Oil on canvas 16x8

Olivetti

Oil on canvas 76x71

sold

Exotic Garden, Sicily

Oil on canvas 60x56

Scotland

The View from The Three Chimneys

Oil on canvas 46x66

Low Tide, Plockton

Oil on canvas 51x66

Hazy Sun over Summer Isles

Oil on canvas 51x56

The Old Road To Peebles

Oil on canvas 61x46

A Glimpse of the Sea, Skye

Oil on canvas 66x56

sold

The Cottage by the Cliffs, Skye

Oil on canvas 60x46

sold

Scott's View, Autumn

Oil on canvas 61x46

sold

The Three Chimneys, Skye

Oil on canvas 56x46

sold

Into the Glen

Oil on canvas 46x61

Border Hills near Melrose

Oil on canvas 71x71

Shieldaig, morning

Oil on canvas 30x41

The End of the Loch

Oil on canvas 51x71

sold

Late Light, Wester Ross

Oil on canvas 56x63.5

Achiltibuie, Wester Ross

Oil on canvas 56x61

Croft near Achiltibuie

Oil on canvas 41x51

sold

Steading near Feshiebridge

Oil on canvas 61x63.5

sold

The Summer Isles

Oil on canvas 61x66

sold

Yorkshire

The Perfect Retreat

Oil on canvas 61x56

Sea Fret Approaching Rudston

Oil on canvas 60x51

Reflection

Oil on canvas 18x24

sold

High Farm, Kilham

Oil on canvas 20x16

The Edge Of The Meadow

Oil on canvas 20x16

Jungle Trail

Oil on canvas 40.5x51

Cow Parsley Meadow near Rudston

Oil on canvas 51x40.5

Within these Walls

Oil on canvas 48x48

sold

What's through there?

Oil on canvas 56x61

sold

Yorkshire Lavender

Oil on canvas 66x51

East End, Kilham from Woldgate

Oil on canvas 56x66

Winter Sun, Saltburn

Oil on canvas 70x50

Harvest, Pockthorpe

Oil on canvas 66x56

sold

Just one more Puff of wind and.......

Oil on canvas 63.5x50.5

Barn in snow

Oil on canvas 51x40.5

Early summer, Rudston

Oil on canvas 63.5x56

sold

Looking Westwards, Broachdale

Oil on canvas 61x46

South Shore, Bridlington

Oil on canvas 40.5x30.5

sold

The Girl in the Fountain, Burton Agnes Hall

Oil on canvas 56x56

sold

The Garden Gate

Oil on canvas 56x66

Summer Garden, Burton Agnes Hall

Oil on canvas 71x66

Purple and Plain

Oil on canvas 41x81

sold

The Old Lifeboat House, Flamborough

Oil on canvas 66x76

sold

Looking towards Sledmere Monument

Oil on canvas 74x56

The Church on the Hill, Holme on Spalding Moor

Oil on canvas 66x71

Sunshine on Staithes

Oil on canvas 61x66

sold -- prints also available

Elmswell Wold

Oil on canvas 66x76

sold

The Red Barn

Oil on canvas 66x92

View from Back Lane

Oil on canvas 69x76

sold

Behind the Old Star, Kilham

Oil on canvas 46x56

prints also available

Mr. Frost's Cottage

Oil on canvas 36x51

sold

View from the Paddock, Kilham

Oil on canvas 61x51

Prints also available

Frosty Morning, Sledmere

Oil on canvas 56x66

sold

Sea Fret approaching Broachdale

Oil on canvas 63.5x71

sold -- prints also available

May in the Garden, Burton Agnes Hall

Oil on canvas 63.5x71

Wolds Harvest, Cowlam

Oil on canvas 66x71

Lincolnshire

John Wesley preached here

Oil on canvas 71x66

Nutshell Farm, Scawby

Oil on canvas 66x71

Summer Fields near Swallow

Oil on canvas 61x76

By the Willow Bank

Oil on canvas 38x48

Suffolk

Flint and Brick, Suffolk

Oil on canvas 61x76

Flowers

Pink Lillies

Oil on canvas 46x56

Shaggy Poppies

Oil on canvas 56x66

Pink Poppies

Oil on canvas 46x56

Penny's daughter-in-law is also an artist and you can see her work here.