Penhale was born in Port Talbot, the son of Stanley Penhale (1900-1967) and his wife Nancy Llewellyn (1909-1996). His schooling was at Fowey Junior School, Fowey Grammar School, and completed at Bridgend Boys Grammar School in 1967, before studying at the University of Warwick at Canley.

After some years working and painting 'up in England' he returned to live in North Cornwall in 2002. From 2006 to the present he has been a member of the Penwith Society of Artists. He has also served as the Vice Chair of the Cornwall Watercolour Society from 2005.


Oil, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media

works and access

Cornish window with bottle, Penwith Gallery, St Ives

Clear Morning Light - Kernewek 2, Stour Gallery


2009-12: Carina Haslam Fine Art (representation at Affordable Art, Hampstead)

2011-13: Stour Gallery

2017: Alchemy, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (Sept)

2019: Rediscovering Fowey Moor, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (27 April-21 June)

2019: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Rock Institute (11-17 July)

2021: A Spring Like No Other, Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (22 May-10 July) 


Cornwall Watercolour Society, Camelford Gallery

Penwith Society of Artists