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Penny Elder

Penny Elder's work is of a semi-abstract nature, often based on landscapes in her head as memories of the Scottish countryside and travels abroad.  Her oil paintings and screenprints also reflect her work as a psychotherapist with subjects such as Exterior-Interior, Windows, Seeing Through, Doorways, and the interplay between external and internal worlds.  Recently she has produced a series on Emerging Memories.  She tends to be more abstract in her screenprinting and monoprinting.  As well as exhibiting in group exhibitions she has had several solo exhibitions - London Centre for Psychotherapy, the Tavistock Centre, the Westminster Pastoral and Therapy Centre, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Gallery.

After reading Sociology at university Penny worked for BBC's 'Woman's Hour' before becoming a teacher. She then trained as a counsellor, followed by qualifying as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist, and has had a practice for over 25 years seeing individuals for psychotherapy. She also supervised psychotherapists, ran trainings for bereavement counsellors, and supervised at Highgate Counselling Centre, and at present sees couples for psychotherapy. Throughout her life she has painted and enjoyed life-drawing, screenprinting and monoprinting, and in 2004 rented her studio at CF1 where she paints using oils as her medium.
C307, Chocolate Factory 1
Clarendon Road
Wood Green, London
N22 6XJ
020 8883 3399

The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.

The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.

What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.

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