Penny began drawing with charcoal and painting in acrylic during early college classes in Indiana, Califorina, and New Mexico during the 1960’s. Pausing to travel, raise her family, and to finish a BS in Education Degree, at Indiana University, she began painting again. This time (1999) she used oils and studied with Joyce Sweet-Bryant, in New Albany, IN and John Michael Carter in Louisville, KY. This was not the first time her success was shown as she won awards and sold many oil and acrylic paintings at several local exhibits and events in both States.
A move to Fort Myers in 2005 was the beginning of Plein Air adventures with the Wed. Painters at Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Soon, learning the art of watercolor with Patty Kane and then Terry Shattuck, Penny’s work began showing up in galleries, festivals, and gift shops in the Southwest Florida Region. Once again she gained notoriety with Best of Show, Third Place, Honorable Mention, Merit, and People’s Choice awards in many shows.
By the Spring of 2019, Penny had successfully completed twelve years of Teaching Painting to Beginners and Intermediates in SW Florida through several Art Associations, Senior Centers, and Private Communities from Fall to Spring.
During the summer months while attending Famous Arts Workshops with Florida Watercolor Society in serval cities in both Florida and Kentucky, she still found time to teach youth the Basics of Painting and then sneak out to the countryside to paint her beloved Plein Air creations.
Semi-retirement in 2020 from teaching, Penny began painting with instructors and friends all over the world through the internet and also with Vlad Yeliseyev, Johannes Vloothuis, and Nancy Medina.
Penny Fox paintings have been shown in galleries in Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Keiser University, Dr. Eugene Usbergi Office, Punta Gora (CAC), Cape Coral, Bonita Beach, Naples, LaBelle, Lehigh Medical Center, and at other Southwest Florida venues and of course on here friends and family’s walls!
I love working with people to help them find fun and a sense of accomplishment in their art work. I believe that no one is void of talent when they have a desire to practice, study and create something with their own hands. Learning to sew and color old fashioned paper dolls and paint by number sets with my mother at an early age gave me an insight to the world of color and creation. Many opportunities in Girl Scouts, Church Youth Groups, College and adult independent classes as both student and teacher through the years have developed that insight…. which is an ongoing process.
There are no mistakes in art. Only opportunities.