Pennie Brantley uses both literal and psychological journeys to elucidate universalities of the human condition that transcend geographical territories in her meticulous oil paintings.
The Missouri native’s work has been exhibited in museums, art centers and galleries nationally and internationally for four decades. She now lives and works in the Taconic Mountains of New York with her artist husband, Robert Morgan. Having lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for three years, the couple continues to be inspired by frequent travels abroad.
Pennie has also worked tirelessly in the art communities of Boston and St. Louis to improve conditions and opportunities for other artists. A significant achievement was organizing Boston’s ARTcetera ’98, a charity auction and exhibition of 362 artists, raising $600,000 for AIDS patients.
Her work has been written about in over 90 articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines. She is also represented in numerous exhibition catalogs, has been interviewed for educational television, and featured at length in a documentary on Boston artists.
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