1 May – 30 June
Penny Wooding: Celebrate Light
An exhibition of original stained glass designs
Stained Glass Artist Penny Wooding was born in Bedford, England in 1952. Having qualified as a teacher of Music and Art in the early 70s she moved to Newfoundland in 1975; supposedly for just one year. The natural beauty of the island and it’s people have kept her here ever since.
Penny works from her studio in Champneys East. Her inspiration comes from the incredible light conditions in the area, as well as the spectacular ocean views. When-ever possible, Penny likes to recycle antique glass (when she can find it) that she acquires from old houses and churches that are being demolished. She finds great satisfaction in giving the glass a new life.
Celebrate Light is Penny’s third solo show at The Two Whales Coffee Shop. Part of her focus for this show is to bring awareness to the beautiful Atlantic lighthouse structures that are now sadly becoming somewhat redundant.
Penny started working with glass in 2003 when she retired from her 30 year career as an Elementary School teacher. She purchased her studio at Champneys East in 2007 and production has been full steam ahead since then.
Penny’s work has been gaining recognition in the Trinity Bight area over the years. She also sells her glass pieces at the Five Islands Art Gallery in Tors Cove, and the Ocean View Art Gallery in Carbonear. She is delighted to be invited back to the Two Whales for another show. The Port Rexton area has provided so much stimulation for her work, it is fitting to have it displayed overlooking the views that inspired it.