Educated at Worcester Grammar School for Girls and Imperial College, London. Moved to Cornwall in 1996. Married to poet George MacBeth (died 1992) - two children by him - Lally and George, aged 21 and 19. Lived with sculptor Robert Bradford until 2010. Penny's practice includes painting , textiles and mosaics - all highly colourful and decorative. She paints portraits on commission and collaborates with fellow artist Linda STYLES on custom designed mosaic projects, incorporating hand glazed decorative tiles and recycled vintage china.

Lives above own studio/gallery space at 'Penny MacBeth Gallery' at 7 Broad Street, Penryn TR10 8JL. Has restored houses in Galway, Wadebridge and Ladock . Experience in the educational sphere as freelance practitioner with primary, secondary and tertiary colleges, community groups and festivals. Now runs regular exhibitions from gallery space, together with process based courses (textiles, ceramics, mosaics, painting)  and a Wednesday evening talks programme throughout the year.


 Acrylics, metal leaf, resin, textiles  recycled + new), mosaic (recycled, hand glazed and decorated, painted plaster relief insets)

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 'Black Spot ' Crockford and Alligators, Falmouth 1999

Crockford & Alligators, Falmouth - two solo and one group show 1999/2000

Athenry Museum, Co Galway (solo) Aug 2000

Penryn - 'Not Everything in the Garden is Lovely' (joint with Robert Bradford) 2002

Broomhill Art Gallery, Devon 2003

Camelford Museum, then University College, Galway - 'Moor is Moor'  2004

St Ives - 'Spontaneous Combustion  2'  2007

Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery -' Subversive figures 1' 2008

New Street Gallery, Penzance 'Submersive figures'  2008

STISA, St Ives, 'Subversive Figures 2'  2009

Open Studios Cornwall 2011

Recent exhbitions at Penny MacBeth Gallery, Penryn include:

'Quirky Christmas Shop'  2010

'Otherwise it will all be for Nothing' joint show with Linda Styles, Feb 2011

'China, China' joint show with Linda Styles, Aug 2011



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