Penny Evans The oldest of five girls, I was born into a creative loving family of artists in Goldsboro North Carolina. Art has been a part of me from the earliest days I can remember and has run in our family for many generations. I grew up with my dad working late nights in his Art Shop and upside portraits high on the Shelf in the kitchen. That's how he said he found his mistakes. He attended the Feree School of Art in Raleigh in 1947. He is now 91 and is still a wonderful inspiration to me. Three out of five sisters are artists, all very different styles but it's definitely part of who we are and how we grow up. My son continues to keep the creative flow going with his career in Florida as a creative director of the Florida hospitals.
I was formally trained at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh while after starting my family. This leads me to along fun career in television advertising and design, whereby my love for art could translate into the corporate world on the 55th floor of the u.s. steel building in Pittsburgh. I produced commercials there for about 14 years. After that I returned to North Carolina and designed for the tropical Enterprise of Panama Jack for about 12 years until they decided to get out of the textiles in North Carolina. The last segment of my career was working with the Print and Design Industries within North Carolina state government. I am fortunate and now to be retired and living on the beautiful coast of North Carolina and jumping in Full Tilt with exploration of my artistic skills.
From finger painting a portrait to finger clicking a mouse, I've never been limited by format boundaries. I am most often in my home studio painting sculpting or simply creating my feelings into something tangible. I colorfully and whimsically paint anything that will remain still long enough. Kansas, walls, purses, clothing, Furniture, Palm fronds and more. I love to bring life back to something that has lost its purpose along the way. What better way to create art than to renew life to something discarded.
Stemming from my love of people, my favorite work has been mostly with characters portraying emotions, thus have had my humaniques.com website for several years. Art does imitate life and it also works the other way as well. There are no two Creations that are alike, each one is Unique Whips and its own right, like people we all meet along the path of life, colorful characters, and some sad, some happy, some funny, some serious, all creating their own way. That's the way I've lived my life... my way, right or wrong... But never a beige Chevrolet by any means! Life is too short.
The world of art is a wide open space and I'm here to add a little more color to it and hopefully bring my smile to someone's face!