As a Wisconsin born "Polish Princess", art became a natural escape for this now Wyoming artist. "Contemporary Graphic Realism -- with a twist" was an ideal artistic style for Penk, who exploits the colorful side of personality and life. With an "I'll try anything once" attitude, Penk often does. Her vibrant colors as well as colorful personalities come in all ages, gender and lifestyles. People any place or any time are unsafe from the light hearted exposure of Penk's "fun stuff".Southwest Art, InformArt Decor, Casper Star Tribune, Jackson Hole News, Art Business News, Art News, Yippy YiYea, US Art, Art of the West, Wildlife Art, Cowboy and Indians.
Pop Art Americana describes Penk's subject matter as well as influence as.."A special blending of Andy Warhol with Norman Rockwell creates her sometimes satirical contemporary images. Whether one "gets it" or not isn't important. Enjoying life and the personality displayed in her art is. "
Deb Penk has paid her dues and has been recognized with pages of awards and achievements.
Wyoming 100 Artists Showing, Governor Show
Juried and One Man Shows thorough out the United States, Galleries and Museums alike.
Juried artist for the Nicolaysen Museum Anniversary Life Size Buffalo Project, Casper, WY
Member of Women Artists of the West
Andy Warhol Exhibit - Northern Rockies Art Invitational - Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
Selected Private Collections:
Performance Bicycle Company, producer of US Olympic team bicycle, VA
V.C. Andrews, Author, CA
Zooker, Harley-Davidson of Des Moines, IA
Coopers, Vice President Campbell Soup, FL
Jim Fink, Tootsie Toy, IL
Senator Wallop of Wyoming, Washington, D.C.
Virginian Convention Center, Jackson Hole, WY
Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurants, Bend, OR