Four steps to standing on a horse
Penny Howard's paintings are concerned with the meeting of cultures and some of the shared superstitions and religious overlaps between Maori, Samoan, Irish, Scottish, & English cultures.The works produced are an expression of the artist finding and exploring her own cultural identity. 'For me it has been the mythology, religions, and bird lore. The birds have become significant as has the ocean'.
Penny Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, she has work in the permanent collections of the Wallace Arts Trust, Waitakere City Council, ASB Community Trust, Auckland Events Centre and Auckland University- installed in the Business School, Dept Critical Studies in Education, at the Auckland Family Court and in other private collections in China, U.K and Australia.