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Penny Santy was born in December of 1965 in Syracuse, New York. While still a young child, she was brought biking, hiking, and exploring the Adirondack Mountains, where it instilled a sense of appreciation for nature, adventure and exploration. These were the seeds for her sense of connection to nature and where she began to see its strong ties and influences on the human spirit.
Santy’s works are representational pieces that break from that, at times, to abstraction.. Her paintings embrace the human experience that is effected by or reflected in our natural surroundings. She has been inspired by the works of Gustav Klimpt, the impressionists, and the tonalists for the spiritual connection captured in their work, and by abstract expressionists like Philip Guston, Joan Mitchell and Willem de Kooning for the energy, paint textures and movement expressed in their works.
Santy received her bachelor’s degree in fine art at Syracuse University in 1988. She was a three-time winner to be chosen to show in the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y., and winner of a first place cash award through the “On My Own Time” art show. She won a second place cash award in the Rome, New York, Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, and third place award in the Central Adirondack Art Show.