Penny Stotter graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts in 1995, majoring in graphic design. Penny initially found creative expression in the graphic design field. Working as a designer in New Zealand, Melbourne and London, she developed unique ways to combine her natural artistic flair with executional intricacies made possible by new technologies.
Penny's work in the graphic design industry has played a large part in her style of work. She uses an interesting mix of new technology and traditional methods in creating her screenprints which are influenced by her environment and 'found' objects.
A collection of prints centre around the life of Rua, her junk shop doll. It is a fun and whimisical collection that she started to draw for her nieces. Penny's collection of fabulous works 'Precious Vessels', hold pukeko mingling with kowhai, kea alongside flax and tuis amongst pohutukawa, flora and fauna more precious even than the vases they adorn.
The abstraction of Penny's shapes are a nod to her years practicing as a graphic designer. Stotter also speaks of her love of the process of pattern-making; the arrangement of these shapes into the final compositions......They are pure perfection!