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Artist Penelope Van der Putten


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Biography


 
 
I can’t remember a time, from childhood on, that my being has not been totally fascinated with the visual arts.   My mother claimed the only way  to quiet her agitated infant, was to walk me past the art in our house.  I came by my love for art naturally in that both sides of the family had recognized artists.
 
Currently, I am a full-time artist in Peachtree Corners, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia where I have resided for the last twenty-five years.  Before that, I spent my childhood in San Diego, California where I was born, and, later as an adult, in Columbus, Ohio where I received my formal education at Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts.  I also studied at Gable Studios in the same city.
 
Several people have my paintings in their private collections including the following:      
* George P. Nichols, Past Director of the Savannah Port Authority      
* Charles Dean, Developer of Sweet Bottom Plantation, Duluth, Georgia      
* John Willis, Builder of Amberfield Estates, Norcross, Georgia      
* George H. Lane III, Lane Company (Top 50 National Multi-Housing Business in nation), Atlanta, Georgia      
* Judge Chung Lee, Magistrate Judge of Gwinnett County (First presiding Asian-American judge), Atlanta, Georgia      
* Frank E Greenlee, L.L.C.CPA of Little, Greenlee, and Dillard, Atlanta, Georgia
 
Special places my work have been exhibited include:      
* The Wells Fargo Bank on Pharr Road in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia where 2 large paintings----"The Govenor's Mansion" and "The Southern Center For International Learning"---are hung.  In Sandy Springs, two views of the Historic William Payne House can be found, as well.      
* My painting, "Autumn Road", graced the cover of the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association.  This periodical is not only distributed to every member in Georgia, but to each state member organization in the U.S.    
* The Salmagundi Club showed my painting, [...]

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