Penny Evans Oldest of five girls,I was born into a loving family of artists in Goldsboro, NC. 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 then putting his portraits up high on the shelf in the kitchen. That's how he said he found his mistakes. He attended the Free School of Art in 1947. He is now 91 and still a wonderful inspiration to me.
I was formally trained at the Art Institute of Pittsburg well after starting my family. This lead me to a long fun career in television advertising and design, whereby my love for art could translate into the corporate world on the 55th floor of the US Steel building in Pittsburg.I produced commercials there for about 14 years. I returned to North Caroling, and designed for the tropical enterprises of Panama Jack for 12 years until they decided to get out of textiles in NC. The last segment of my career was working with the print and design industries within NC state government.
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 : canvas, walls, purses, clothing, furniture, palm fronds and more. I love to bring life back to something that has lost its purpose along the way.