Penny Otwell

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."

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EXHIBITION: High Spirit- Paintings by Penny OtwellSeptember 25 - November 5, 2022


Exquisite Morning, Tunnel View




Half Dome, Series #9


Wilderness Solitude


Tuolumne Sundown


Sunrise Replay, Glacier Point


Shadow Play, Glacier Point


Shadow on the North Wall


Music in the Meadow


Leaning in, Bridalveil Fall


In Flight, Yosemite Creek


Here Comes the Sun


Half Dome, Series #10


Forest Harmony, Dogwood


Descent to the Valley Floor


Brotherly Love


Blue Skies, Lower Brother


Blazing Cottonwoods, Yosemite Fall



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