Penny was born and raised in Pella, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994, and her Masters degree in Counseling in 2001 from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Having just fulfilled one dream of earning her Masters in Counseling, Penny set her sights on her next dream. In late 2002 she signed up for her first photography class and in 2003 won her first award, Chairman’s Choice for Excellence from the Lake of the Ozarks Arts Council. She concentrated on building her portfolio in 2004, and in 2005 she began showing her work at art fairs across the Midwest. She relocated to southern California in early 2006 and in May of 2006 she showed her work at the prestigious Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Fair. She continues to show her work throughout Los Angeles and Phoenix and has won several awards for her photography. In December of 2008 she relocated to Arizona and divides her time between counseling and photography.
Penny’s work has been used by Anchor Wallace Publishers, One Hope Network, Phoenix Mesa Marriott Hotel, Western Theological Seminary, and the popular Showtime Series “Weeds”.
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