Award winning Devon artist and tutor Penny Robson has specialized in painting plants for many years. Exhibitions include Natures Garden at the Kuwayama Art Museum, Japan, and the Society of Botanical Artists Open, Westminster, London. In 1995 she received an RHS silver medal for her botanical watercolour paintings.
Commissioned work includes Swansea City Council, Macmillan Education, The Field Studies Council and Sutton seeds.
Penny has many published articles in Leisure Painter magazine. Commissioned articles for 2010 include Painting Puffins, April and May. Painting Wildlife in Watercolour July and August. Articles for 2011 include Red Deer Painting Project February and March.>
Penny is a member of The Wildlife Art Society International and in 2011 exhibited in their annual exhibition held at Nature in Art, Gloucester.
Penny's painting of a hare was shortlisted for the Ken Bromley Autumn Catalogue Cover in 2012.
Torquay artist Penny has undertaken a variety of Community art projects working with both adults and children. Her first project with Torquay Community College won the TRAIL Scrap Art Challenge award in 2007. Penny also received two commissions in 2013 for the Great Gorillas project run by Paignton Zoo. Miss Prints from the Harlequin Centre, Exeter and Flagged from Torbay Town Centres Company, Paignton BID. Students from South Devon College
Adult and Community Learning helped Penny paint the gorillas. Flagged raised the highest amount at auction £5300
. Penny is a very experienced and enthusiastic teacher of adults and was awarded runner up in the 2015 late Michael Sanders Bursary for inspirational teaching awarded by the SAA. She was also awarded inspirational tutor by South Devon College. Penny also worked for many years as a tutor for the Open College of the Arts on the Watercolour Painting, Illustration and Painting Courses .