Contemporary Classics – Lesley Dabson and Penny German

2 - 21 November 2020

Riverside Gallery & Framing is pleased to host two very talented artists – Lesley Dabson and Penny German

Lesley Dabson

Lesley Dabson RBSA BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Coventry.

After taking a break to raise the family, Lesley returned to fine art in 2008. In 2009 Awarded the Terry Biggs cup for ‘Best in Show’, later she was Highly Commended at both Patchings and the Prize Open at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Lesley is an associate member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Chelsea Arts Society.

Lesley has exhibited with several major societies including the RSMA, the SWA, the ROI and the RBA. Lesley works in oil, both in her studio & en plein air, painting directly in front of her subject. Her style is representational & her passion for painting water often in evidence. Lesley is a regular member of the Hesketh Hubbard life drawing society in London, one of the 9 societies comprising the Federation of British Artists.

Penny German

Penny German is an artist from Northamptonshire. For many years she specialized in botanical illustration in watercolour, working on projects for the RHS and Oxford University Press. Ten years ago she discovered a love of oil painting and has since been working on capturing the effects of light in still lifes and portraits.

Her husband’s job has meant the family wandering around the world and given her plenty of scope and inspiration. Along the way she has met and worked with some great artists and exhibited in some great spaces, sadly always having to move on but always coming to rest back in Northamptonshire.

Having spent ten years honing her skills by way of ‘daily painting’, she now looks to develop a style depicting serenity and light.  Her subject matter is more often than not from the natural world so that her work is of a cyclical nature. Often chasing Mother Nature’s bounties through the year, Penny’s starting point is always a passage of light. 

Paintings by Penny German