Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Joël Penkman grew up in New ZeaIand and moved to the United Kingdom in 2003 after graduating in fine arts at Canterbury University, Christchurch. She also works as a graphic designer and this has influenced her pieces which are often graphic and meticulous. Much of her work is painted using egg tempera, a medium that requires particular patience and planning. She is interested in finding and celebrating the beauty in the detail of everyday life. I think these tea cups are just fantastic and she is always in search of new ones to paint. Joel hopes to eventually paint a hundred different tea cups!! I think in her honour I will put the kettle on. Good to be back on my blog.

1 comment:

  1. So good to have you back! And what a wonderful discovery. I just had a look at her website and her paintings remind me of those by Wayne Thiebaud, one of my favorite contemporary artists. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have wall of teacups--or sweets!

    K x