My friend, Penelope Sartori makes beautiful dream-like photographs but that’s the short version of the story.
I was happy to have several of her images in the benefit show I just hung, and even happier that they all sold. I think more people need to see the quality of what some people in my small city are up to in their studios. Sure, there are the local over-exposed “art stars”- but, then there are what I would call the quieter, more modest, hidden practitioners.
Trying to carve out time to make what feels like work with true integrity, depth and poetry to it. Pen is such a person. Does she have a website? no. Does she blog? no.
She has worked hard for many years. She will jump at the opportunity to help almost anyone. She has a heart as big as a Colorado Blue Spruce. Give this woman a break I say!
She uses film, and then paints on the images after they are printed. She sees the incredible beauty in her garden and patches of growing things. Did I tell you she uses film? No computers, no giclee on freaking canvas wraps… the real deal.
Thank you Pen.