Colin Pennock is a mid career artist who paints abstract landscapes from his home in the Noosa hinterland, Queensland.
He has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
He has also exhibited in New York and London and is represented in London by Serena Morton, Ladbroke Grove.
An Irish/Australian Pennock has lived and worked in Ireland, London, New York and Australia.
He came to painting and drawing from unlikely beginnings as a Police Constable in Northern Ireland, sketching whilst on duty in the height of the troubles. These sketch books earned him a four year scholarship to St Martins School Of Art London from 1985-89 earning a BA Hons Fine Art – Painting.
Pennock uses his extensive knowledge of techniques to paint varied textural applications from thick impasto to delicate glazing. His uniquely original style was born from the desire to find harmony a home from chaos and discord surrounded by nurturing beauty in the sub tropical Noosa hinterland.
His recent shows Self Portrait and Past Voices are tribute to the artist’s sense of place both metaphorically and emotionally.
Pennock has strong links to New York exhibiting there in 1998 with Willie Doherty and Robert Longo at the Culture & Conflict exhibition Puffin Gallery in 1998.
In London Pennock exhibited First in 1988 with Loewe & West Contemporary Arts in Chelsea Wharf and more recently with Serena Morton at the launch of her new gallery space Grand Opening in 2014 and Start Of The Season 2017 and most recently with a solo Self Portrait in September 2018.
Pennock’s most recent solo show Past Voices with Arthouse Gallery in Sydney opened on 25 October 2018.
In Jan 2018 Pennock’s works were exhibited at the London Art Fair 2018 with Serena Morton.
In September 2019 Pennock will be the featured exhibiting artist for Arthouse Gallery at the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2019
Pennock is held in many Private and Public collections worldwide including:
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
British Consulate New York, Washington
University of Ulster Belfast, N Ireland
Various Private Collections Australia, New York, Hong Kong, London, Ireland.