Pretty polar paper cut art by Ian Penney

Currently on show at the Charlotte Street Rebecca Hossack Gallery are the paper cuts of Ian Penney.

At first I thought they were the work of Rob Ryan – an artist who Rebecca Hossack have represented in the past – because they share a number of recurring motifs as well as a kind of nostalgic rural aesthetic. Lots of birds, branches and berries.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G - Ian Penney

But my favourite of his works were some limited edition prints which stepped a little outside that style. The polar paper cuts in particular really stuck out in the show – so much so that one of the Polar Bears made it home with me!

Polar Bears - Ian Penney

Two Penguins - Ian Penney