Having lived and worked in London for many years, Anne Penman Sweet is now based in Sydney, Australia.
2012 Ocean Avatars', Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2011 'Anne Penman Sweet: New Paintings', Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London
2010 'The Industrial Sublime: Beauty in the Beast', Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2008 'Superstructures' solo exhibition, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2008 'Episodes', Northcote Gallery, Kings Road, Chelsea, London
2007 'Surface and Structure' solo show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffeld
2004 'Embracing Heaven and Earth' solo show, Cupola Gallery, Sheffeld Group exhibitions
2013 Gliding Giants, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London
2012 Art Antiques, London, Kensington Gardens, London
2009 Gallery Artists, Beaux Arts Bath, U.K
2009 Tankers - Ships and Superstructures, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, Knightsbridge, London
2008 Summer Show, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
2008 FORM, Olympia, London
2006 Group Show, inc Damien Hirst, Keith Coventry, Poussin Gallery, London
2006 'Dreamland', Chambers Gallery, London
2006 'Picture This', for War Child, inc. Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Banksy,Taylor-Wood.
Anne Penman Sweet
I grew up in Australia where the power and scale of the landscape was a formative and lasting influence. I was and still am, drawn to the silence of the desert and the mountains, but now also to other places and other images that somehow capture the same sense of stillness, space and timelessness. The paintings themselves are not about any specific place, although I often use visual references in the early stages of the work. What I'm attempting to do through the depiction of these diverse and nameless places is to provide a space of resonance, of interiority and inner recognition - a moment of stillness. My abstract paintings are an extension of this exploration - seeking in a non-representational format, a bridge to the same experience.