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I make mixed media & photo based  images of collected moments. These works capture the soul and embody the emotion of people and place.
I make mixed media & photo based images of collected moments. These works capture the soul and embody the emotion of people and place.
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Thank you for helping me reach my initial, minimum goal of $500! You are contributing to a meaningful and productive project. When I say initial, minimum  I mean this: Kickstarter is all or nothing. If for some reason the project goal is not met, zero contributions go to the creator's goal. With a creative project, I'm sure you know, every contribution matters. Because of this, I set my original goal at a reasonably attainable minimum. Now we have the opportunity to stretch that goal. Every amount invested in this project will enhance and strengthen the resulting body of work.  With this in mind, please know that your faith in me and this work is highly valued and encourages me to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your confidence!

I am creating a series of images, in both paint and photograph, about a journey to and through the French country side. Three creative and independent souls on a pilgrimage, exploring, finding, and connecting with each other and the world through art, travel and experience. This idea started with an invitation for me to participate in a residency in Orquevaux, France and has grown to include the opportunity to share new experiences, with those closest to me, and the world. Fortunately  my young daughter and husband will be experiencing my residency with me. This is exciting because they are  strongly featured emotional and physical elements in my work.

Daily I document life in both paint and photograph. I merge the two disciplines into images that capture the heart and soul of the people I encounter and embody the essence of the places I go.

Using layering and multiple exposure processes, I merge images of my paintings and drawings with captures of daily life to produce emotive, responsive artworks. At times I reference historic art movements like action painting, expressionism, and impressionism and combine it with a documentarian behavior. I fuse my physical marked response, to the emotion I feel in a place, with the forward facts  presented in personal encounters through photography. By the marriage of past and present I create works keeping history available while appreciating the present with the use of historic painting methods and modern photography technology. My room and studio space are generously provided by Chateau Orquevaux, travel, living, and art supplies are not funded Funds raised through this campaign with go toward purchasing supplies to execute the production of new work inspired by a new place. Materials needed include: camera equipment, paint, canvas, paper, and probably more paint! Additional funds raised will contribute to any unexpected travel expenses and the transportation and exhibition of works produced. All contributors will receive invitation to any and all exhibits of these works in addition to the outline rewards. In the event that I am fortunate enough to raise more funding than requested, my goal is to continue the project into the next year with additional locations.

Thank you for partnering with me on this project! Your confidence in me, my work, and my passion is both uplifting and encourging!

Below you will find links to learn more about me and my work. Facebook and Instagram  will also be great places to follow the progress of my residency as it is happening.

www.instagram.com/tobypenney @TobyPenney

www.facebook.com/TobyPenneyArt

Lisa Gray  interviewed Toby for Palette Pages. For a glimpse into her space & studio practices, go to www.thepalettepages.com/2014/08/18/tobypenney/

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    You will receive a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    You will receive a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Encourager

    You will receive an 8 x 6 inch uv poster print of an image created during my residency, a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Lover

    You will choose and receive one of three 12 x 9 inch uv poster prints of an image created during my residency, a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Collector

    You will choose and receive one of three 16 x 12 inch uv poster prints of an image created during my residency, a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Collector Bronze

    You will receive a suite of all three 16 x 12 inch uv poster prints created during my residency, a handwritten post card from my residency in France as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Collector Silver

    You will choose and receive one of three 16 x 12 inch limited edition fine art prints printed on Hahnemuhle paper, of an image created during my residency, a handwritten post card from my residency in France as well as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Collector Gold

    If you choose to be a Gold Collector, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. Image size 20 x 15 inches.
    Of course you will be sent a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well be recognized with as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Collector Platinum

    If you choose to be a Platinum Collector, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind fine 20 x 15 inch art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. I will also include an original and hand sketched process work produced while traveling.
    Of course you will be sent a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well be recognized with as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Art Patron

    If you choose to be an Art Patron, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind 24 x 18 inch fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. I will also include an original, hand sketched, process work produced while traveling.
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    Art Patron Diamond

    If you choose to be a Diamond level Patron, you can also choose an original 18 x 24 inch painting on paper to add to your collection and, just like at the Patron level, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind 24 x 18 inch fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. I will also include an original, hand sketched process work produced while traveling.
    Of course you will be sent a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well be recognized with as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Artist's Friend

    You are even more than a patron, you are a friend, and friends get so much more! You receive a suite of three original 18 x 24 inch paintings on paper (from my current inventory) to add to your collection and, just like at the Patron level, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind 24 x 18 inch fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. If you so choose, I will print your unique image in very limited edition that you can gift to up to ten people you want to share art with. The edition will be available by Christmas. I will also include an original, hand sketched process work produced while traveling.
    Of course you will be sent a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well be recognized with as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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    Artist's Partner

    Hey there Partner! You make great things happen so you get the greatest!
    Partners get to choose any painting, up to 66 x 90 inches (from my current inventory), and you receive a suite of three original 18 x 24 inch paintings on paper (also from my current inventory) to add to your collection. Also, just like at the Patron level, I will create an image just for you. This will be a unique, one of a kind 24 x 18 inch fine art print on Hahnemuhle paper, edition 1/1. If you so choose, I will print your unique image in very limited edition that you can gift to up to ten people you want to share art with. The edition will be available by Christmas. I will also include an original, hand sketched process work produced while traveling.
    Of course you will be sent a handwritten post card from my residency in France, as well be recognized with as a public shout out on my website www.tobypenney.com and my social media outlets. Thank you!

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