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 people's connection with wildlife, to be inspired by all its miracles and to create an environmental awareness through my art.
Wildlife Artist Penny Winn
A video with pictures of artist Penny Winn her art how she paints and pictures of her lavender farm.
Testimonials from happy clients:
I purchased these two prints from Penny the minute she posted them on Facebook. They look so nice next to the pencil print I have from another artist. I display them prominently in my family room and get many compliments and inquiries about the artist. I continue to see other prints I would love to have but I have no more wall space. Guess I could add on. - Cyndy Potter
"We love this piece as it reminds us of one our happiest days when we got engaged! What detail and love in a painting." -Rachel Taylor
“I admired this painting when Penny Winn lived in Forks and she gifted it to me. It speaks to me of “home”.” - Linda Offutt
A little about Watercolor Artist Penny Winn
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. She travels with both the dogs and camera 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. (Big sigh) Sometimes however, it is something new, a cactus, a new flower, the blowing grasses, 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.
The language of watercolor explained by Penny Winn.
The language of painting speaks to everyone differently. It can be like a honey bee drawn to the lavender or a big black bear trying to get honey from a swarming hive. The bold colors draw you in, or maybe the subtle colors making you wonder what is hiding beneath. 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, the object captures me and so I paint it, or change it, or add to it. It is a story after all. I hope you see the story and it captures your heart and you want to take it home with you today!
Thank you for your time!