Penny grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Artistic challenges caught her attention at an early age. She attended art classes and earned every Girl Scout badge that involved drawing or design. When her family moved to Virginia she taught art for the Vienna parks program during the summers while attending the college of art at East Carolina University. Subsequently, she received a degree in education at George Mason University and taught in the Fairfax County Public School system. Whenever time permitted Penny attended drawing and watercolor classes at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Many weekends she enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay, painting lighthouses, boats and idyllic coves. She now resides at The Landings in Savannah, Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She volunteers as a docent at the Telfair Academy of Art and The Jepson Center.
About the Work:
Penny became fascinated with oils after moving to Savannah. She enjoys painting landscapes en plein air. “Painting on location forces me to utilize all of my senses.” Her work is filled with light and color. She has taken workshops with Jim Wilcox, one of the premier artists of the west and Julie Hanson, a colorist. You may contact her for more information at email@example.com or 912-598-8262.
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