Born in Namibia and educated in England (BA Oxon and Diploma with Honors from the Gemini School of Illustration),Penny Hauffe is a world traveled and celebrated painter and sculptor living and working in Leesburg, Virginia, USA. Her commissioned work has appeared nationally and as far away as Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, France and the UK. Inspired by bold colors, beautiful lighting, contrasting textures and the wonders of nature, she creates two and three dimensional artwork for public art spaces, businesses and private clients using a wide variety of media. One of her greatest joys is sharing her passion for art with her group and private lesson art students.
Acrylics, oils, watercolor, graphite and digital are the primary media in Penny's two dimensional artwork. She is particularly inspired by animals, wild and domestic, scenes from her travels, theater set painting and design, chalk festivals and quirky illustrations with a humorous touch. Her paintings can be seen at galleries in Loudoun County, VA, and group shows throughout the tri-state area. Please, contact her for a list of current exhibitions and mural locations (indoors and out).
Kinetic or static, abstract or representational, indoor or outdoor, large or small, Penny's sculptures span the gamut of three-dimensional shapes, media and theme. Working most recently in wood, Di-bond, plexiglass, stained glass, and castings made from her clay sculptures , she also enjoys up-cycling found materials and presenting them in uplifting forms. The ever-growing sculpture garden at her home studio houses many of her larger works.