There is a very important word in Danish, hygge (hoogah), that does not translate directly into English. The closest we can come is "cozy". Hygge is an important concept in Denmark where the winters are long and dark. Hygge is about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for friends and family. Penny Forrest tries to capture this in her work by creating cozy and inviting spaces for viewers to di...ve into.
Penny finds she is increasingly inspired by the everyday and ordinary. She seeks beauty in the mundane tasks and clutter of daily life - the little things we take for granted can mean the most and she tries to share that vision with other like-minded souls.
All She Needed was a Cup of Tea
Fine Art by artist Penny Forrest - Description: When you are excited to start a new book, one you've been waiting for, and you have a cozy spot to read, with a comfortable chair and a hassock for your feet, sometimes all you need is a cup of tea.
Fine Art by artist Penny Forrest - Description: Most of my work comes directly from my imagination, often inspired by a glimpse of something simple like a plant, or the way the light shines through a window. Creature Comforts was born when I saw an old architectural flourish, a wooden snail near a window overlooking a garden.
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Flowers In Her Hair
Fine Art by artist Penny Forrest - Description: Another piece entirely from my mind. I often like to imagine all the different spaces people create for themselves. Here I was just beginning my exploration of pattern. I also enjoyed painting the mountain breeze.