painting only by deb penk.
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Born in small town, Wisconsin, I learned to survive boredom by, what else? CREATIVITY! Complaining about being bored to mom always brought about dishes, house cleaning, taking care of siblings, so I created my own diversion. Being the oldest daughter of six, three being challenging brothers, life was far from quiet.
Book reports, term papers and even algebra assignments were enhanced with doodles and drawings to further entertain the teachers. Curricular, extra-curricular and even extra-extra curricular activities taught me to appreciate our greatest source for entertainment. PEOPLE! Carrying a camera everywhere, humorous antics were caught in focus and out. Thus started the stack of thousands of resources for years to come.
Commercial Art Degree in hand, I traveled from Southern Wisconsin to a BS in Art Education from Northern Wisconsin. Poverty and ‘struggling artist syndrome’ were overrated, so I waved goodbye to bribes of a Masters Scholarship and moved to Wyoming. A land, Wyomingites warned, where “Men Are Men, and Sheep Run Scared”.
Teaching soon collided with desires to paint. Sticking to my motto, “I’ll try anything once!”, I retired my chalk stick and went forth seeking my 15 minutes of fame.
The wide open spaces, prairies, mountains and wild cowboys caught my artistic eye. Cravings for something new and different were met. Armed with camera, exhilarating reference material was discovered and put on canvas. Traveling whenever possible, exposed art on all walks of life and country!
Thanks to God, family, friends and good natured people everywhere! Exploiting the lighter side of life, has become a way of life and has created a never ending future of “ideas”.
Life is too short to just sit it out. Get up and DANCE!