Penny Lamnek
Visual Artist

Penny Lamnek

 "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I was born and raised in Edmonton and the best way to keep me quiet was to put in front of me a pad of paper and a pencil.  In 1989 my husband, boys and I moved to Skeleton lake where we live today.

Watercolour is my favourite medium but art is a journey and there is much to learn.

As much as I enjoy the broad landscape, I am seduced by the small mushroom growing under a fallen log, a group of leaves catching the sun and flowers - I do love flowers!  I like to zoom in on what is often overlooked and I am sure there are fairies lurking....just over there.....  For me, painting is more than a deep love, it is a responsibility and an obligation.  I feel it is my job to point out "the color purple".

I hope you will enjoy my world.


Edmonton Art Club - 1979 to present

Alberta Community Art Clubs Association - 2008 to present

Art Society of Strathcona County - 2012 to present

Visual Artist of St. Albert -  2014