Penny is a lifelong artist whose work is in numerous private collections from California and Maine to New York and Florida. Her paintings have been described as "loose" and "vibrant."
She paints from direct observation, experience and imagination. The City of Carrabelle Municipal Complex on Gray Ave. has a permanent collection of eleven paintings including her plein air painting "Parade" presented to the city by The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum. Paintings are on exhibit and for sale at The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, Moore Treasures, Weems East Urgent Care Facility and at her in home gallery.
In 2008 she held her first solo exhibit at Jefferson Arts, Inc. in Monticello, Fl. Also in 2008 the painting "Light On The Bayou - Herons Flight" won 2nd place At Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival and she received fellow artists award for "Best Painting" at a Taste of the Coast in Port St. Joe in 2009. The painting "Visions" received Honorable Mention in Creative Tallahassee Exhibition in 2010. Currently, "Cemetery Peace" was chosen for the Creative Tallahassee's Annual Juried Exhibition and will be on show through April in City Hall.
She is a member of Plein Air Tallahassee, Tallahassee Watercolor Society, COCA and a Board Member of Franklin Cultural Arts Council. She sells many plein air paintings and only original work (no prints).
Penny was born in California, went to high school on Long Island, received a BS in Biology from Arizona State University in 1976 and a Masters in Herbology from the School of Natural Healing in 2002. Penny lived in a wine vat converted into a home for thirteen years without electricity or running water where she raised and home schooled her (now) two grown sons, Eric and Brian. Currently she lives in Carrabelle, Florida next to a river and the Gulf of Mexico.