Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
I’m drawn to the paint brush. For years my life revolved around my work and family, one day that all changed and now I paint. I started as a way to be calm and to find an escape from the memories of going to war. It was my way of getting out the tragedy, ravages, and rage and changing my vision from destructive to beautiful. I try to paint the images that capture me. It seems in their capture of me a way to express my feelings. Through time I am amazed at how my eye has changed, I see the light differently, I am drawn to color in a new way, and different scenes call to me. Painting has become my passion. If I don’t paint at least 4 hours a day, I feel at a loss. I can tell a story in paint, I can get lost in the brush strokes and it soothes my very soul. I have become a painter. Watercolors allow me to express reality in a soft way, and encaustic allows me to be free and just a little wild. I have become whole in my paint.
Penny Winn was born in Denver, Colorado. She has lived all over the world and explored all different types of cultures and settings. She has been blessed to have a very active and varied life. The tragedy of war, the birth of babies, and working closely with children for so long has given her a different perspective on life. Yet, her travel and love of adventure are what make her an excellent photographer with a unique eye. Her acrylic paintings are done in an Impressionist style with bold bright colors. Her watercolors are more true to life, focusing on hyper-realistic, realistic fine art. She loves painting, drawing, and digital expression.