Penny's Playful Portraits

Corporate Events - Weddings - Parties

"I create caricatures that won't have you running to your therapist the next day!" ~Penny

People love to see themselves drawn in a cartoon style, so make your next party, corporate event, or wedding reception a splash with an upbeat artist who creates a friendly atmosphere and fun drawing for your guests..  Each guest will also be provided with a protective cover to safeguard their drawing until they are home.

Prices begin at $150/hr (depending on distance) with a 2 hour minimum.

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Colorful Animals


Animals are near and dear to my heart and life just wouldn't not be the same without the pets that I call "family".  My style of mixed media painting lends itself to celebrating the colorful energy that our pets have brought into our lives.  If you think so too, please get in touch with me about painting your favorite pet(s).


Commissions begin at $150.

Look for prints of my paintings COMING SOON!

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More Colorful Pets

Mixed Media Tea Cup Chihuahua

Mixed Media Tea Cup Chihuahua

In these paintings, I mix multiple medias such as acrylic paint, collage, stamped and hand-painted papers, etc. There are numerous layers to them and something, somewhere to see, each time you look. Your pet's portrait can be individualized with words, images, etc., worked into it, that are part of their unique personality. Prices begin at $175, depending on size, amount of customization and number of pets. These are created on wooden art panels that are ready to hang. They can be framed, but that is optional as I wrap the painting around the edges of the frame.
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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

Mixed media, multiple layers...any size or breed of dog. These include collaged papers, multiple layers of media and can be individualized to your pet. These are not full body paintings, so that the face, ears and personality take center stage. Commissions in this mixed media style start at $175, and depend upon size and style of wooden panel used, number of pets and specific requests to add. I can't wait to paint your fur babies!
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Painted Pet

Painted Pet

This style of painting uses only paint to create a beautiful, and fun painted caricature of your pet. There are multiple layers, but all are done with premium acrylic paints. Commissions for a painting of your pet in the paint-only style you see here begins at $150, depending on size and type of panel used, number of pets, specifics requested, etc.
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My Mixed Media Paintings & Collage

Colorful Mixed Media Art

Colorful Mixed Media Art

My mixed media pieces are rich with layers upon layers of paint, images, textures and inclusions. What you think you see at first glance becomes so much more each time you view it, as you will delight at the little gems in and around that initial image you saw. Contact me about the availability of the original, or follow the link below to order prints, stickers, and even t-shirts and other items (coming soon!) at very affordable prices.
Prints available on Fine Art America

Art Classes (adults)

Art Journaling/Mixed Media/Collage/Fun Portraits/Caricature

I want to teach you to unlock your creativity.  When you were a little kid, I bet you considered yourself an artist.  But we grow up (old???) and forget that we are still artists?  We're supposed to make art and create and get messy and explore and have fun!  Let's do that together.  I provide the instruction and invite you to work along with me in my 2-3 camera classroom (so you can see me and the work I'm doing on my table), and have fun, relax and just tap into your inner child again.

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My Zoom Classroom OPEN HOUSE:

February 9 6:30pm. Zoom Open House

- I will be on Zoom from 6:30-7:30 for a FREE drop in.  Want to see what sorts of things I will be teaching?  Want to understand how Zoom works? Want to see examples of my Art Journals?  Want to ask me questions or suggest a class?  Pop in for one of these Open Houses to get your questions answered.  

Art Classes for Kids


Currently, I teach beginning and advanced caricature classes on for learners aged 9-14. $15-18 per 1 hour class.  Once they take the beginning class, if they enjoy it and want to improve, I hold a weekly class where we hone in on different aspects of caricature, learn from other cariature artist's styles, etc.

My new class, "Drawing & Painting a Dog Caricature" is now available on Outschool as well.

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