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 a career in design and raising a family I joined the the Parson Art Group in 2013. I soon realized I had a real passion for painting and drawing animals. My mediums of choice are Colored Pencil, Oil 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, a dream of mine 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 taught workshops on colored pencil at the El Campo Art Center and will begin weekly Pencil classes this year.
My Other Hobbies are fishing (salt & fresh), RVing and thrifting for vintage items to resell.
STUDIO ASSISTANT "CHARLEY"