Hello! Welcome into my “not quite daily” painting studio, where you’ll find fun stuff going on – trying new things, perfecting others, and enjoying life. Embracing the joy in everyday things makes for great memories, happiness and cherished moments. A painting can rekindle those special times, or perhaps be the cornerstone to launch a new one! My greatest desire is to paint more days than not, and share life’s joy with others through art. Thanks for joining my journey!
About the Artist
Johnna’s philosophy is life is about making memories. In 2008, Johnna made practicing art a priority and began taking professional art lessons. Since then she has immersed herself in classes and workshops with several well known local and national award-winning artists. Each instructor, and their approach, continues to integrate with Johnna’s artistic journey.
Early in 2013, Johnna was delighted to be accepted into a Carol Marine Daily Paintworks workshop and hasn’t been the same since. Carol had a profound effect on her style, medium and approach to painting. This shift has resulted in her “not quite daily painting” practice, where she is trying new things, perfecting others, and having a good time. Embracing the joy in everyday things makes for great memories, happiness and cherished moments. A painting can rekindle those special times, or perhaps be the cornerstone to launch a new one. Her greatest desire is to paint more days than not, and strive to paint every day.
What makes me happiest is when a person shares a memory that was triggered by one of my paintings or when they tell me why they “have to have” one. What a thrill it is that my work delights someone and then we get to share the joy together!
Johnna’s collectors are located from Hawaii to Virginia, Maine to Florida, United Kingdom and Europe.
Born in Namibia and educated in England (BA Oxon and Diploma with Honors from the Gemini School of Illustration),Penny Hauffe is a world traveled and celebrated painter and sculptor living and working in Leesburg, Virginia, USA. Her commissioned work has appeared nationally and as far away as Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, France and the UK. Inspired by bold colors, beautiful lighting, contrasting textures and the wonders of nature, she creates two and three dimensional artwork for public art spaces, businesses and private clients using a wide variety of media. One of her greatest joys is sharing her passion for art with her group and private lesson art students.
Acrylics, oils, watercolor, graphite and digital are the primary media in Penny’s two dimensional artwork. She is particularly inspired by animals, wild and domestic, scenes from her travels, theater set painting and design, chalk festivals and quirky illustrations with a humorous touch. Her paintings can be seen at galleries in Loudoun County, VA, and group shows throughout the tri-state area. Please, contact her for a list of current exhibitions and mural locations (indoors and out).
Kinetic or static, abstract or representational, indoor or outdoor, large or small, Penny’s sculptures span the gamut of three-dimensional shapes, media and theme. Working most recently in wood, Di-bond, plexiglass, stained glass, and castings made from her clay sculptures , she also enjoys up-cycling found materials and presenting them in uplifting forms. The ever-growing sculpture garden at her home studio houses many of her larger works.