"My photographs share similar themes and tones with my paintings but with more depth and detail. Discovering unassuming, unappreciated subjects, before they disappear from the rural landscape, drives my process to uncover a deeper level of reality beneath the veneer of contemporary life."
Accomplished contemporary Maine artist for over 30 years, Penny Oliphant works full-time out of her secluded studio in Central Maine. Penny was born in Binghamton, New York, and now resides in Pittsfield, Maine. During high school in Portland, Maine she received a scholarship to attend The Portland School of Art. She also helped establish a high school for college-level studies and then went on to study Fine Art at The Art Institute of Boston. Her artistic influences include Gregory Crewdson, David Hockney, and Alex Katz. Oliphant has exhibited at New England galleries and museums, as well as galleries in New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. The transformative power of photography fuels her motivation to continue to create art. Penny is represented by the Boothbay Art Foundation Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
"Penny's eye often seeks out serendipitous surprising moments within the landscape of everyday life." - Feature Shoot Magazine
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