Through Penney's Eyes...
COLOR has always been an integral part of who I am! As an only child mental playmates were my reality. I was an artist at four using color as my magic wand to transform my reflected image (seen in my Mother’s full-length dressing room mirror) into my special friends, Cerise and Shadow and Snow. Their clothes were vibrant, the better for dancing through the sunlight and shadows of the richly-textured, exotic world I patterned for us.
"Color has always been an integral part of who I am!"
This color-drenched pseudo-reality was no doubt unique but, even as an aesthetically sensitive child, bold hues and subtle tints defined the happy essence of my everyday existence. The striking harmony that the interplay of diverse colors can create has always been the stimulus that gave my life its sunshine. And, to this day, COLOR in all its permutations remains the focus of my artistic life and the catalyst for things joyous and wonderful!
All of my life, I have been intrigued by the unique, color-defined energy and patterns found everywhere in Nature: from the glowing auras found in a sunrise to the subtle textures of footprints on wave-washed sands, from the majesty of African animals roaming free at the foot of Mt Kenya to the rainbows dancing atop the crashing surf, from the spectacular vistas seen in a remote desert canyon to the prismatic elegance of raindrops trickling down a window. Indeed these color-drenched miracles in Nature take my breath away!
"I strive to enliven the complex synergies found in textures and colors, while projecting the sense of joy I’ve always felt in a color-filled world."
It has become my artistic mission through fiber ART WEAR to capture and share the spectrum of visual beauty these intensely personal and emotional “aah” moments have engendered. With each one-of-a-kind Wearable Art piece, I strive to enliven the complex synergies found in textures and colors, while projecting the sense of joy I’ve always felt in a color-filled world.