Nancy Penner

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After several years of dabbling in different mediums she found her passion in encaustic (beeswax and tree resin) painting.  Her inspiration comes from the glory that can be found within the Turtle Mountains and surrounding prairie.  Nancy’s landscapes capture the beauty of a sunset on the water, the golden fields at harvest, and the glow of first light.  Her work also steps away from landscape impressionism into the more abstract, with the inclusion of crocheted leaves and feathers.  Nancy’s work has been showcased both locally, across the province and beyond.  She is a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists.

Artist's Statement

There is something about being in the Turtle Mountains that stirs my soul.  The joy I experience when hearing the loon call out while gliding onto the water; seeing the painted turtles resting on the sun warmed rocks; or feeling the lake breeze on my face inspires me to create.  My goal is not to recreate every detail I see, but rather give the viewer an impression of it so they can be drawn into their own memories of a special time. 

Every so often I stray away from the landscape and enter into a deeper more abstract form of art.  My pieces that include crochet art explore the beauty and new life that can come from pain and hurt.  Hope can be always be found.  My desire is for viewers to not only see that hope in my work but to experience it in their lives as well.