Expressive, abstract figurative artist Penny Chivers Stanley is based in Wiltshire. Working in mixed media, Penny uses conversation, reading and observations as a base to create figures which are often imaginary. Penny achieved a BA in Education and Art at Reading University, and went on to create art courses for teachers, ran murals and workshops with children and fostered a love of the creative arts in many children as well as painting privately.

More recently, Penny’s work has further developed through a focus on strength and vulnerability, as she devoted more time to her own practice. Further studies at Newlyn School of Art and an MA in Fine Art at Falmouth University resulted in larger scale work and the recent VOWVAS project, exploring women’s relationships with their bodies, including film and photography, as well as drawing and painting.  

Selected exhibitions:

Studio Practice Group Show Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, June 2023

Oexmann Open Wiltshire Museum Gallery, Devizes December - February 2022/3

Bath Fringe Open 44AD Gallery, Bath October 2022

Can You SEE Me? Jupiter Gallery, Newlyn August - September 2022

Marlborough Open Studios July 2022/23


2019 Panel of school values All Cannings Primary School

2010 Bath Lion for Tunited with Midge Ure for Pride in our City Lion trail

2005 Invisible children mental health project with The Mead School, Trowbridge culminating in exhibition at The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge


White Horse Arts Hub - founding member

Visual Artists Association

Penwith Gallery, St Ives associate artist