Penelope Timmis was born in 1956 and now lives on her farm in South Shropshire. She studied at the Froebel Institute in Roehampton and in Shrewsbury. After a break to bring up her family she returned to painting seriously approximately 9 years ago. Since then, she has had various solo and joint exhibitions and has sold regularly.
Now an established local painter she is also exhibitng throughout Wales and the West of England. Penelope won best entry with the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts (RBSA) in 2009 and was short listed for the Daily Mail "Not the Turner" prize in 2004. A fellow of the Royal Society Arts (RSA) she supports the community .... she supports Shelta Cymru and their art auctions and presented an exhibition for the Princes Trust.
This year, Penelope was elected an Associate of the Birmingham Society of the Arts and an Associate of the Society of Women Artists.
"Colour and movement are what I look for in all that I see around me and I hope are reflected in my paintings."