Penny completed her degree in History of Art at Trinity College Dublin and also holds a diploma from The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.
She joined Bonhams in 2006 after working for another major auction house. Since then, she has been responsible for sourcing and selling Modern British and Irish art at all levels and has contributed to dramatic growth in this field across the company. As well as Head of Irish Art, Penny is also Department Director & Head of Sale for 20th Century British Art and recently oversaw the departments most successful auction ever, which established a host of new world records.
Particular interests include the work of Jack B. Yeats and British Neo-Romanticism.