“Before I begin in the studio, in whatever medium, I always have a vision of the final image, be it landscape, floral, still-life, figurative. As the color and spatial relationships change, the picture takes on a life of its own, and I am ‘along for the ride’! I work better late at night and into the AM when I feel a quiet and dark spaciousness, full of possibilities. For me, creating is a constant inner dialogue of conflict and choices, and since my resistance is a little worn after a long day, I find myself more willing to take creative chances, make bold mistakes, and to go off in unplanned directions. It is often one step forward and two steps back. It is a journey, both exhilarating and exasperating.”
Penny is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, has won awards in national and international competitions, and has exhibited all over the world. She is an extremely versatile artist, working in a variety of media including printmaking, mixed media collage, oils, and pastels. Penny is known for her unique use of colors, shapes, forms, and textures in creating pieces that draw the viewer into her vision of the subject, maximizing the elements of design, color, and light to evoke movement and colors that “dance.”
Penny has a BA in art education and an MA in printmaking. Her work can be found in many private, public, and corporate collections, including the US State Department, the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Museum Duren in Germany.
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