Montgomery Art Association

New Member Spotlight for August - Meet Penny Mause

24 Jul 2021 5:02 PM | Kathleen Tynan (Administrator)

Penny Mause 

Lives in: Northwest, Washington  DC

Social Media: 


Facebook: Penny Mause Art


Media and subjects: I prefer painting mainly in oils, but dabble in watercolor and drawing with graphite and charcoal. My subjects include mainly women and wildlife. I enjoy painting birds as well as typical northeastern backyard wildlife and take commissions for pet portraits. 

Why you joined MAA: To connect with other artists and learn about opportunities for exhibiting artwork as well as competitions. 

Something fun about you: I enjoy knitting in the winter months and am getting into quilting. 

Artist Biography 

Penny is a local to Washington DC and loves the area. She started drawing at a young age, and through many different career paths, finally made her way back to art last year in 2020 during the pandemic. Birds, wildlife and women are her preferred subjects, yet she also takes commissions for pet portraiture. She had studied at The Yellow Barn in Glen Echo, with Walt Bartman and Gavin Glakas as her teachers, and continues to do so. 

Penny seeks to expose our misunderstanding and sometimes ignorance of our natural surroundings, through prioritizing the subject matter of wildlife and incorporating the Renaissance style of portraiture with her subjects. She aims to bring awareness to the beauty of our environment and the detrimental effects we can have upon it through our modern ways of living. She hopes that with each painting, the viewer will be able to study the animal and bird subjects closely that they witness everyday, yet many times do not “see”, and will thus gain or reinforce a passion for our environment. 

She lives with her parents and her adopted dog Winston, and finds many subjects to paint in her backyard. With an upcoming solo show in late August, Penny is aiming to create art full-time and continue studying and producing art.  

Please enjoy viewing several of her wonderful art pieces. 



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