Marleen Penning was born in The Netherlands (1978) and currently lives in Germany.
She graduated with honours from the Academy of Fashion Design & Styling in 2002 and after graduation she worked in Fashion Design for several years whilst also working on her illustration and painting interests. For the past several years Marleen has been concentrating on developing her painting style and love of mixing colours. Her figurative work is her subtile translation of a mix of city and nature, time and colour. Colour has an important role in the decision-making process and sometimes works from photographs, but mainly from memory.
In her recent free abstract work, Marleen uses paint, spray paint and pastel to create abstract images, built from layers of colours.