When buying from an artist, you are buying more than just a painting. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of PURE JOY. YOU AREN'T JUST BUYING A THING, you are buying a piece of heart, a part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.
— Author Unknown
Penny lives in New Hampton on Lake Winona with husband, Ray. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, class of 1973, with a BA in Art and undeclared minor in Plant Science. Among her favorite studies were 3 semesters of figure drawing.
Penny is a member of Artistic Roots of Plymouth, NH, Squam Lakes Artisans and of the Lakes Region Art Association. Her special interests are in two-dimensional arts using oil or graphite medium. In the 1980’s, she substitute taught Art at Laconia High School and enjoyed teaching drawing and oil painting in the Adult Education Evening Program.
In addition to Artistic Roots in Plymouth and Squam Lakes Artisans in Center Harbor, her work can be found at Walter’s Basin in Holderness. She was sponsored by Country Cottage to participate in Adirondack Chairs for Charity at the 2009 Lakeside Living Expo held at Gunstock in July. In November 2008, she participated in the Laconia Main Street Palette Affair, also a fundraiser and most recent, Artistic Roots Palette Creations, October 2014. Other shows include, Lakes Region Art Association’s Annual juried show, Meredith Public Library Shows, Annual Families First Seacoast Artist Calendar Show, and Sandwich Artisans on the Green annually. Other work can be viewed by appointment at her home.
Most of Penny’s oil paintings depict areas of New England including the seacoast, lakes region and mountains. Warm fall colors, rolling fog from the hills or lakes, a lighthouse, boathouse or a sugar shack are among the subjects. Her originals include miniatures on canvas from 2x2 inch to any larger stretched canvas. Other surfaces include gallery wrapped canvas, gesso board or genuine Vermont slate tiles. Her passion for dogs can be found in graphite portraits on fine art paper.
Art collectors of Penny’s original works, prints and cards are found throughout the United States, the U.K. and France. Recently, a collection of 30 various cards made their way to China.