Born & rasied in England, Penelope Chilvers originally trained as a painter at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, she was then granted a scholarship from the Spanish ministry of Culture in Madrid.
Penelope's love affair with Spain and local craftsmanship began long before. As a child she spent every school holiday in the province of Gerona.
Penelope live a few years in the city of Barcelona, as a painter & designer where she colaberated with artists and artisans. She worked with wood turners, designed for the textile industry.