Let me introduce myself...

Creating is what I am drawn to.. it provides me with a sense of completeness while fulfilling a basic need, not as much to express I think, but to feel.  To admire the beauty of a subject as I paint or draw is relaxing to me and sharing it with others makes me happy.

I  am Penny Medders and I was born in Austin, Texas in 1967 and have lived the majority of my life in Texas.  When I was a kid I loved horses and you could always find me either drawing horses or reading about them.  Overall I am self taught, having only sampled techniques when I took Visual Art at Kilgore College.  After college I worked 18 years as a graphic designer in the corporate sign industry and only began creating art again when I joined the Parson Art Group in 2013.  I then realized I had a real passion for painting and drawing animals.  My mediums of choice are Oil,  colored pencil and some mixed media.  My subject matter of choice is nature - mostly animals.  I love birds of all kinds, the big cats and other predators and Horses, of course. ;)  I find the natural world fascinating, beautiful and mysterious and my art connects me to that in a deep and personal way.  I really love to get close up to the subject and study the structure, hair, fur, feathers and eyes. 

 In 2020 we converted our garage into an art studio which has been a dream for me since I started painting again.  Currently I am active in the El Campo Art Association where I serve on the board and participate in workshops, fund raising and annual art shows.  I have also enjoyed the privilege of teaching workshops on colored pencil at the El Campo Art Center.

My Other Hobbies are fishing (salt & fresh), RVing and thrifting for vintage items to resell.

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