King Street Gallery on William

Amanda Penrose Hart

The long view

6 July – 31 July 2021

Immediately on entering a gallery of Amanda Penrose Hart’s works, one inhales and expands a little. Not all her works are big, but even her small paintings often feel very open. Unusually, The long view includes a picture containing birds. Two eagles gives explicit expression to a feeling a viewer may experience before many of Penrose Hart’s big-sky paintings – a feeling of soaring in air, be it empty or occluded, hot or crisp, windy or still.

– Dr Sarah Engledow, 2021 (catalogue essay)