This piece started out sort of like a rorschach print when I was cleaning my palette. It sat undeveloped for about three months until one day I picked up my casein paints and began to see the woman emerging - first her gloved hands, and then her stiletto boots and veiled hat...leaping for joy in the sand and rain. I frequently spin and turn my work 360 degrees working in the abstract plane and strengthening the color harmony of each piece as I proceed further defining the characters which emerge.
A resident of Tarpon Springs Florida, Penfield Hondros has been an artist for over 40 years. Growing up primarily in the Mid-West and East Coast, she loved riding and drawing pictures of horses and other animals. She attended undergraduate studies in California State University after exploring two years of liberal arts at Mills College in Oakland, CA.
For three years she worked as an apprentice to the renowned colored porcelain artist Carole Aoki, learning the Japanese colored porcelain arts of Nerikome and Neriagi. While working out of her home studio in Sebastopol California, she exhibited at local galleries in Sonoma County and was part of the founding of a cooperative artist group from Santa Rosa. She rode, owned and boarded...
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