Mountain Path II
Oil on canvas
Image size: 105 x 188.5cm
Framed size: 108 x 192 x 5cm
My name is Penny Brent Stutterheim. I am a South African artist currently working in Cape Town. I am largely self-taught and have been painting for twenty two years. I have participated in group exhibitions and have sold through private galleries.
Private collectors and corporations have bought my works locally and internationally. These corporations include:-
Coronation Investment Holdings
Cazenoves of London
My primary medium is oil paint on canvas, utilising an impasto application. The subject matter has evolved through landscape, portraiture and still life to an abstract and esoteric form.
The work is highly symbolic drawing from dream images and the unconscious. Conveyed through colour and form the images are a representation of transformation. The viewer relates primarily to the work on an emotional level. These paintings are a portrayal of my own inner spiritual process.
Known for her dynamic landscapes - with their rich, vibrant colours and bold, expressionist brushstrokes - Penny Stutterheim is a young, up-and-coming artist whose work has been increasingly noticed in, group exhibitions.
Largely self-taught, she started painting seriously in her early twenties after making a decision not to pursue her first love, literature, as her career.
The daughter of a forester, she developed her intense love for landscape, as a result of her unusual experience of growing up in a forest. Later she was to benefit enormously from studying part-time with artists of the calibre of Simon Stone and the late Bill Ainslie, one of South Africa's finest abstractionists.
Her oil on canvas are to be seen in a great number of private collections, both locally and abroad, as well as in corporate collections, such as Investec and Nashua.