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Artist Penny French-Deal


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Growing up on a farm in Indiana is what first inspired Penny French-Deal to begin the lifelong pursuit of capturing her surroundings. Traveling throughout the United States and Europe only further stimulated the artist within, leading Penny to create works of rhythmic depth with an emotional stake.Working primarily in oils, the depth of her images is masterfully created full of color and texture, giving Penny’s work a wondrous, emotive energy.  Her loose, impressionistic style offers the perfect combination of shapes, colors and contrast to allow the viewers mind’s eye to fill in the detail that completes the compelling visual story she tells in each piece.  Her resume of competitions, selected exhibits and solo shows include (among others) the International Painting and Mixed Media Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria;  American Impressionist Society’s Annual Juried Show; Indiana Artists, Inc.; Hoosier Salon, (Indianapolis, New Harmony and Wabash galleries);  Indiana Heritage Arts; Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis; Hoosier Women Artists awards (2009, 2016, 2019, 2020); Manchester University (Gallery G and Gallery 101);  ArtsPlace, Portland; Honeywell Center, Wabash.  French-Deal holds a degree in Interior Design from Indiana University and has studied at the Fort Wayne Art Institute.  She has continued her education by studying with artists such as Ken Auster, Carolyn Anderson, Kathryn Stats, Dee Beard Dean, Roger Dale Brown and Dennis Perrin. Inspiration comes from her travels throughout the United States and Europe as well as her fascination of everyday experiences.  In the Fall of 2019, she traveled to Giverny, France to spend a week painting in Monet's gardens.  Upon her return, she immediately spent the next five months replicating the 100 year old hand painted design of the ceiling of the ballroom in the Eagles Theatre, Wabash, Indiana.   She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work can be found in private, corporate, museum, and university collections [...]

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