Penny started filling sketchbooks with drawings as a newly arrived young working woman in Yosemite in 1964. Eventually she started painting in oils to portray the wonder she felt about the entire Sierra Nevada. "I am grateful for the countless mountain experiences I’ve enjoyed through backpacking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and even working a whole summer at Vogelsang High Sierra Camp seven miles from Tioga road. This mountain life has had a profound emphasis on my painting along with studying geology and botany with experts in Yosemite. Living in Yosemite Valley for many years and being part of the Yosemite Community has brought me rewarding friendships still vital today. The best is making art that lets me share my joy of this remarkable place with others."