Penny Rumble is a British artist who is currently living and working in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Inspired by the wild cornish coastline, her atmospheric landscape paintings capture the untamable and fickle nature of the sea.
Inspired by Nature
Studying Zoology at university has had a profound impact on Rumble’s work, making her hyper-aware of her surroundings and intune to the minutest details found in the natural world. Later, as an art and antiques dealer, Rumble learned more about art history and became well versed in the intricacies of colour and design, pushing her to begin her painting career.
For Rumble the painting process begins by directly documenting her surroundings, whether that be with quick sketches, collecting materials or taking photographs. Once back in the studio she renders her findings in paint on the canvas. Rumble prefers to work with palette knives and rollers as they are better at achieving the looser application of paint and the dynamic atmosphere. The process is slow, with layers and texture being added to the canvas over a matter of months.
Rumble has presented her work in a number of solo and group exhibitions across Cornwall and the UK. Her work is featured in a number of permanent exhibitions in galleries in Cornwall and in 2017 she published her first book of works, ‘Sixteen’.