Colin Pennock

Biography

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.

As an Irish/Australian Pennock has lived and worked in Ireland, London, New York and Australia.

Pennock 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 Intrusion and Silenced are tribute to the artist’s sense of being surrounded by overwhelming and intrusive events, loss of loved ones which have made the artist withdraw from the influence of the outside world.

 

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.

 

Pennock’s most recent solo show Silenced with Scott Livesey Galleries in Melbourne opens on 15 November and runs till 09 December 2017.

 

In 2018 Pennock’s solo show with Serena Morton will be painted on location at Morton’s gallery during July, Aug and September exhibiting the work in the gallery in September.

 

Pennock is held in many Private and Public collections worldwide including

 

RACV Club

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

British Consulate New York, Washington

University of Ulster Belfast, N Ireland

Various Private Collections Australia, New York, Hong Kong, London, Ireland.