We love that Penzance is being celebrated in Sue’s latest beautiful book, PZ, in which we follow Sue on a tour through the town in the form of a sketchbook. We have signed copies for sale, and it’s definitely one of our favourite books of the year. Highly recommended.
When speaking to The Cornishman newspaper upon the launch of her exhibition (currently showing at the Cornwall Contemporary Gallery, Penzance until the 28th of November), Sue said:
I’ve known Penzance for many years and in that time it has gone through many changes, but it remains a real working place full of real people. Its history is all there in its architecture, harbour and park. The gardens of the big houses can be traced under car parks and houses. Stable yards are behind the terraces. The maze of tiny streets leading to the harbour still map out vanished cottages. Even on a dull day, the light in the harbour is wonderful – from glassy calm to huge waves leaving a tideline of seaweed along the prom. There’s enough in Penzance for a book twice this size, but I had to stop somewhere – hope you enjoy it.