Penny’s Artistic Journeys


Blue vase

Blue vase

Getting Started

Childhood memories – Discovered “Love of Color” working with my colored pencils, adding water to the paper, and watching the colors “pop”.

Along the Way

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Cum Laude and minor in Fine Arts                             George Mason University 1981
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing
  • Art Exhibits – Ithaca New York, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Washington, DC.
  • Two solo art exhibits at Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Watercolor workshops in Maine

 Taking a Breather

  • Raised a family
  • Masters of Art Degree: Nurse Practitioner Program University of Maryland 1999
  • Georgetown University Hospital – worked as Nurse Practitioner in Endocrinology and instructor in Nursing Education

New Beginnings

  • Retired in 2010
  • Renewed my interest and love of art. Started “second career” as an artist
  • Attended multiple art courses/workshops since 2010
  • Formed the 7 Palettes Group along with 6 friends “Making and Sharing their Art”
  • Self Directed Workshop – with 7 Palettes Art Group in California
  • Art Memberships                                                                                                                                   Friends of the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo Maryland                                                     Montgomery Art Association, Montgomery County, Maryland

 Other Interests

  • Music – Study voice and sing with two choral groups
  • Travel – USA, Russia, China, Tibet, Egypt, and Europe
  • Knitting – Enjoy making gifts for friends and family

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