About Silverthorne Designs Celebrated for her floral watercolours, artist Penny Silverthorne has built up a range of stationery and prints. The company Silverthorne Designs was established in 1987 and has thrived in the years since, and grown from a cottage industry to a booming business, exporting art and gift stationery world wide .

Penny`s commissions have included designs for major high street store, the artwork for a Laura Ashley calendar and demonstrating in a Japanese department store.

Born in Sheffield Penny commenced her career in painting at Lincoln School of Art, and then moving to Birmingham School of Art where she studied Interior Design. Working for a short while in the Midlands she then moved to Devon where gaining inspiration from the natural beauty of the countryside, she refined her skills in watercolours specialising in flowers.

Penny now has the help of her youngest daughter Abi who has a graphic design background and is taking the business into several new directions and still getting pleasure from working in a creative field and facing new challenges every day.