I named my site Shiny Penny because I'm attracted to learning about and exploring shiny new things and ideas. After a career in HR I feel incredibly lucky having time to enjoy my husband, kids and grandkids, travel, learn, and create art. Living in northern California, we take full advantage of all of the natural and man-made wonders around us: Lake Tahoe, old gold-rush towns in the foothills, gorgeous Yosemite, San Francisco, the wine country of Napa and Sonoma, and, in our own backyard, the American River Parkway, all of which find their way into my work. We also enjoy exploring here in the US and abroad. Feeling a connection with people around the globe has made the world a much smaller and more precious home.
Making art helps me really see and appreciate the incredible beauty all around us; it feeds my soul. My goal is to continually learn, practice, fine-tune and vary my artistic endeavors. I treasure being a part of the diverse global community that does the same.