Wildlife Artist Penny Winn
My desire is to recreate nature in all of its wonder and give people the opportunity to experience the beauty of wildlife close-up. My hope is to encourage peoples connection with wildlife, to be inspired by all its miracles and to create an environmental awareness through my art.
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A little about Wildlife Artist Penny Winn
Wildlife Artist Penny is inspired by the perseverance of all of the wildlife that surrounds her. The paintings and drawings you will see throughout her work are all a result of her own encounters with the native creatures who inhabit the Southwestern Desert as well as her travels and living in the Pacific Northwest. She seeks to find a connection with the wild animals that surround her on the mesa in Madrid New Mexico, with paint and paper. To read more about life and art in the desert and life on her lavender farm, jump on over to her blog.
Penny hikes daily wandering around her amazing community with her camera strapped around her neck. She never goes anywhere without her faithful dogs, Maggie and Oden, by her side with the hope that she will be able to catch a glimpse of some wild creature. Usually it is the coyotes that live in the arroyo on the property, or the hundreds of jackrabbits that are tending to eat the lavender. Sometimes however, it is something new, a badger, a bobcat, maybe a mountain lion… you just never know. The photos she does manage to take are a springboard for her watercolor paintings, epoxy tables, and drawings. When she paints a wild animal, she endeavors to instill each animal with personality and a touch of the magic she feels.
She wants the viewer to feel a connection to the natural world, to the wildlife - the same wonder that she feels. It is her hope that these images will help others remember that we share this planet. We have a duty to remain in balance. Our Ecological DUTY to stay aware of the world around us to maintain it. The southwestern deserts are not barren places but places teeming with wildlife and beauty. The desert and its animal population is in need of our protection.
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Watercolor painting and how it is inspires me. Penny Winn
I am passionate about painting in watercolor and inks. I spend 5 - 10 hours a day painting I love it so much. My art inspiration and ideas come largely from the natural world – Animals mostly, but I do paint flowers, people and landscapes - I love to work from life. I also enjoy the challenges of abstraction and incorporate abstracted backgrounds and features into many of my paintings.
My work covers a range of media – watercolor and ink, epoxy, acrylics, and I have even worked a little in woods. Of all these my favorite is watercolor. It is a remarkable medium that allows the qualities of the pigments to become an integral part of the painting, rather than just to add color. Its translucency is so amazing to me. I paint with watercolor on paper as an oil painter paints on canvas; since this is how I learned to paint. Bob Ross was my teacher… So much of my painting is done in a dry technique. I paint mainly from photographs, but on occasion I can be seen outside doing Plein Air.
Many of my paintings are available as originals, limited edition prints, fabulous quality Giclée prints or beautiful greeting cards. Please contact me if you want to know more about prices, shipping or commissions.
I love teaching, but with the lavender farm I have been so busy I haven’t had time to have a workshop in a very long time. I hope you enjoy my website and will return to visit again. If you would like to contact me, I would love to chat with you, Just visit my contact me page and I will be sure to get back with you shortly.
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The language of watercolor explained by Penny Winn.
The language of painting speaks to everyone differently. It can be like a bee drawn to a flower or a bear trying to get honey from a hive. The bold colors drawing you in, or maybe the subtle colors making you wonder what is hiding. That is what can be there in the watercolor. Luckily, the paint of watercolor can be layered and applied in many different ways so that it can take you in different stories. Each painting guiding you letting you discover what you will. My stories in my paintings are varied and hopefully you will enjoy them for years and years. I see the subject, the animal, person, object captures me and so I paint it, or change it, or add to it. It is a story after all.
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