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Portfolio of Pennie Brantley

Statement

While my paintings are ostensibly about places I have visited, they are really metaphors about my journey through life. Though always meticulously painted, over the years they have moved through a chronology of imagery and coloration that reflected my psychological and emotional circumstances. Brilliantly colored works from two decades ago were invented compositions that alluded to specific personal experiences and offered recognition of universal conditions. Without conscious effort, they yielded to somber depictions of stone structures beheld in awe from my travels. Stark, perhaps a little ominous – especially in the paintings that included the ambiguities of water and reflections – yet always bathed with a redeeming light that symbolized hope and ultimate triumph. These paintings surprised me by being my sub-conscious’ way of working through very difficult times, struggling to understand psychological and physical crises, searching for images to represent the damage inflicted on the soul with its inner and outer manifestations. As my life and work gradually evolved to a rebirth of joy with new security and love, the paintings now celebrate wonder and a myriad of options as they acknowledge the complexities of perspective with proffered doors/windows, interior/exterior lights, and clear/hazy atmospheres. The steadfastness and timelessness depicted in the paintings gives solace as testament to life’s resilience.

Biography

Born in Caruthersville, Missouri, in 1950, Pennie Brantley now lives and works in the Taconic Mountains of New York with her artist husband, Robert Morgan, following a three-year sojourn in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An art-study tour in the Soviet Union almost 40 years ago initiated international explorations which are the basis of her work linking homage to the people-made world with psychological states. Although Brantley studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Ontario College of Art, and the University of Texas, she is primarily a self-taught painter. She has worked as a graphic artist, illustrator, philosophy tutor, and gallery director. In organizing ARTcetera ’98, Boston’s AIDS Action Committee’s major exhibition and auction, she was instrumental in raising $600,000 for AIDS patients. Her work has been featured in over 70 articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines. She is also represented in numerous exhibition catalogs and has been interviewed for educational television.

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  • Protecting Our Inner Selves From Encroachment (Berlin Greenhouse) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Protecting Our Inner Selves From Encroachment (Berlin Greenhouse) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 72
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  • Morning Fog, Orvieto - By:Pennie Brantley
    Morning Fog, Orvieto - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 72
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  • Espero (I Wait)/ Enlightenment (Baeza, Spain) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Espero (I Wait)/ Enlightenment (Baeza, Spain) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: diptych, 36 x 72 each
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  • Private Lives (Amsterdam Canal House) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Private Lives (Amsterdam Canal House) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 54 x 24
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  • Past the Past (Venice Steps) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Past the Past (Venice Steps) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 60
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  • Stopped Train From a Moving Train (Amsterdam to Brussels in Honor of My Father) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Stopped Train From a Moving Train (Amsterdam to Brussels in Honor of My Father) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 24 x 36
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  • Vertiginous Aspirations (Lyon, France) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Vertiginous Aspirations (Lyon, France) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 36 x 72
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  • A History of Life (Vezelay, France) - By:Pennie Brantley
    A History of Life (Vezelay, France) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 72
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  • Cemetery Solstice - By:Pennie Brantley
    Cemetery Solstice - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 36
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  • Intent (L'Escalier, Paris) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Intent (L'Escalier, Paris) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 72 x 36
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  • Beneath, Beyond, Into (Under the Horseshoe Stairs, Fontainebleau) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Beneath, Beyond, Into (Under the Horseshoe Stairs, Fontainebleau) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48 x 72
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  • Inner Darkness/Outer Light (Colosseum, Rome) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Inner Darkness/Outer Light (Colosseum, Rome) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 48x 72
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  • Still/Jardin du Luxembourg - By:Pennie Brantley
    Still/Jardin du Luxembourg - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 10 x 50
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  • Into The Light (Conciergerie, Paris) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Into The Light (Conciergerie, Paris) - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 44 x 72
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  • Slippery Steps, Pont des Arts, Paris - By:Pennie Brantley
    Slippery Steps, Pont des Arts, Paris - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 12 x 36
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  • Pemiscot County Sundown #1/The Trip Back - By:Pennie Brantley
    Pemiscot County Sundown #1/The Trip Back - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 49 x 72
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  • Pemiscot County Sundown #2/And All That Entails - By:Pennie Brantley
    Pemiscot County Sundown #2/And All That Entails - By:Pennie Brantley
    Description: oil on canvas
    Dimensions: 40 x 50
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