Vanitas, study in whites. Charcoal and white chalk.

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Penny McElhaney was born in Phoenix Arizona.  She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Arizona State University and has continued her education at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona, Andreeva Portrait Academy in New Mexico and in France and England.  She studied with William Whitaker, Anthony Ryder, Robert Liberace, Joshua Falik, Robert Shurfelt and others. 

Penny is inspired by Old and Modern Masters techniques of traditional realism and her work is based on a synthesis of observation.  She has exhibited in regional, state and international exhibits and received numerous awards.

Penny teaches Drawing and Life drawing at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, Arizona.