Group Exhibition - "Natural Surroundings" - April 12 - May - 11 - 2008
"Dorato" by Penny Beck
"Yellow Fin" by Penny Beck
by the ocean, I have always been fascinated by the creatures that inhabit it.
Fish in particular capture my imagination, in this series of paintings I am
trying to give the sense of a historical and at the same time, a decorative
feeling to each fish.” The new fish paintings started as a
happy accident!Experimenting on
heavily textured sample boards, I began researching antique fish and marine
the appropriate fishes to the colorful boards.
Beck is originally from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. In 1979 Penny moved to York, Pennsylvania
to attend the York Academy of Art. Majoring in Fine Art, Beck became increasingly interested in
oil and acrylic painting and mixed media using found objects.
spending two years in Reading, Pa., Beck moved to Cape May. She has
participated in numerous juried and group shows and has been a member of the
St. Barnabas Art Group for 15 years.
Beck is active with her business, Room Service, a well known and respected
decorative painting and mural business.