"Life is rich in textures, layers, and the colors of emotions, played out on our individual canvases, often unseen. My paintings are the mirrors, reflecting life in all its emotions, colors, textures and depth. Just as life is a constant struggle to maintain the balance within, the most complex paintings may, at first glance, seem to be the most simple- when to change even one line would compromise the delicacy and the finite balance within."
~ P. Russell
Raised throughout the western United States, Penni makes her home just south of Puyallup, Washington. Formally educated as a commercial artist and graphic designer, she began working professionally in 1974. Her commitment to excellence, regardless of medium, has won her awards and recognition both in the U.S. and in Europe for her work in nearly every medium she has chosen.
Since she began drawing at the age of two, art has been her lifeblood and guiding force.
Though back injuries forced her from the drawing table in 1979, she continued to pursue artistic expression, utilizing photography as her primary medium. In early 2003, she fully embraced kilnformed glass as a collaborative medium when she discovered its unique challenges and inherent wonder.
Painting and kilnformed glass remain her primary mediums, though she will continue to utilize any medium necessary to bring inspiration to life. Her work is consistently displayed in selected juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.
Her work resides in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.