Penelope Bushman grew up surrounded by the beautiful sand dunes of northern Indiana. Living close to the beach Penelope Bushman was inspired to paint watercolors of the area at age 14. As a teenager, Penelope Bushman also studied sculpting under the direction of an Egyptian sculptor named Mustafa Naguib.
Penelope Bushman moved to the southwest in 1980 after completing her training in fine art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. The move introduced her to an entirely different palette, reflecting the rich beauty of the Southwest. “The ever changing desert and the gorgeous sunsets are a continuous source of inspiration.”
Penelope Bushman’s recent works reflect and interest in petroglyphs. “It fascinates me to every society has artists, those who need to communicate through imagery.”
Penelope Bushman is nationally recognized as an artist of contemporary mixed media, ranging from watercolor collage to oil on canvas. Penelope Bushman’s work is diverse, always evolving, and displays her love of texture and great sense of color.