Penny Rees lived and raised a family in the Home Counties before moving to Herefordshire, where she now lives and paints in the old market town of Leominster, close to the Welsh marshes. ‘Welcome to my world of colour. Oil paint, how it moves, what happens to it, the texture and the smell, fill my working day. Each painting is a mix of stark line, vibrant colour and heavy impasto. Flowers, landscapes and boats have a tentative start, move through muddled times before appearing, at last, the work I wish it to be. I now spend my working days in my studio, the floor of which is covered in paint that has trickled off the canvas…’