Recently, I had the pleasure to visit Saadio’s studio located in the Ouakam area of Dakar, Senegal with a group of ladies with the Dakar Women’s Group Art Committee. I have been familiar with Saadio’s work from a couple of local exhibition as well has his participation with the Dakar Women’s Group Art Show in

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Recently, I had the pleasure to visit Saadio’sstudio located in the Ouakam area of Dakar, Senegal with a group of ladies with the Dakar Women’s Group Art Committee. I have been familiar with Saadio’s work from a couple of local exhibition as well has his participation with the Dakar Women’s Group Art Show in the

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I am participating again with a Spoonflower contest.  The theme of this contest is Ghosts and so I have submitted a design based on the Day of the Dead celebration from Mexico called Day of the Dead Dancing Ghosts.  This celebration is a rememberance of the ancestors who have died.  The dead are considered to

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I am participating again with a Spoonflower contest.  The theme of this contest is Ghosts and so I have submitted a design based on the Day of the Dead celebration from Mexico called Day of the Dead Dancing Ghosts.  This celebration is a rememberance of the ancestors who have died.  The dead are considered to

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The Fairy Market: Bartering with the Apple of Time by Penney Hughes, 2013, all rights reserved With the lunar eclipse tomorrow and Halloween just around the corner, this painting seems to fit the season.  I painted this in September at the same time at the Tree ATC series.  As in the tree series the background

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This small series is painted on watercolor paper.  I prepped the background with orange fabric dye and gold fabric paint. I then used the Peobe Moon Fantasy paints to create shiny and textured tree trunks and landscape.  The leaves and sky are finished with acrylic paints.  The small series evokes a brooding feeling for me.

This small series is painted on watercolor paper.  I prepped the background with orange fabric dye and gold fabric paint. I then used the Peobe Moon Fantasy paints to create shiny and textured tree trunks and landscape.  The leaves and sky are finished with acrylic paints.  The small series evokes a brooding feeling for me.

The Lantern by Penney Hughes 2013 This small painting (22.8 x 15.1cm, 9 x 6in), painted for a swap on Swap-bot is directly inspired by the work of Remedios Varo. In this painting figures break through the layers of a living wall.  What you can not see is the slight metallic sheen peeking through the paint.  Many

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