New Forest Plein Air Exhibition
Penny Lamprell BA(Hons)
I am a graduate of Camberwell Art College and have lived in Lymington for the past twenty years. I am out most days in the forest, usually around Setley and am very familiar with the wildlife and landscape. The forest never fails to inspire me each day, whatever the weather. I take a sketchbook out with me when walking to get ideas for longer plein air sessions. I work quickly outdoors as I love the immediacy and intimacy of working in the elements. I may then work on a few details later in the studio but for me the only way to get the feel of a particular tree or viewpoint- the tones, colours, depth and light - is to be there on the spot. Working en plein air is, however, not for the faint hearted and I may occasionally have to make way for angry looking bovines.