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Penny Boden

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Penny Boden


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About PennysOriginalArt

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On Etsy since 2021

Welcome to my Art World

Cats, owls, and other birds are my specialty, but you'll find lots more here too.

I grew up by the wooded shores of Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. Mom raised us 4 kids with a love of natural, organic living.

We were strongly involved with March Meadows Golf & Country Club, where Dad served as Golf Pro. My art was continually encouraged by my parents, grandparents and teachers.

My mom's dad was the artist that inspired me. He and Granny built a successful art business near age 50. Sadly, Grampa died just a few years later. Granny continued Whale's Arts and Ceramics until she retired to work on her own art.

I loved sculpting in clay when I visited Granny! I usually made cats.

Mostly, I was happy drawing with graphite pencil. It was the immediacy of the medium I loved so much. With encouragement, I did dabble in other media, but when given a choice, I always migrated back to basic drawing.

Life went on and I grew up. As a young mom I left my homeland and moved to northern BC. The joys of raising 3 awesome kids left little time for anything else. When the kids became more independent, the artist in me resurfaced.

I'm back in the Cowichan Valley and my forte is still drawing. It's a great foundation for my printmaking and painting. My inspiration is my love of nature and cats.

I'm an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and have even won a few awards! My work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.

Thanks for reading!


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  • CanvasPlus

    Ladysmith, BC

    Since I'm not set up to make prints at home, CanvasPlus does it for me. CanvasPlus is a local business that is very supportive of our arts community. I am happy to support the wonderful folks at CanvasPlus!

  • Printify, Inc.

    Wilmington, DE

    I create designs of my artwork on Printify products. Printify produces the finished piece and sends it off to you!

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Last updated on Jun 5, 2021
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What is a Giclée?

Giclée is a French term meaning "spraying of ink."

This technique produces a museum quality print with lush, velvety finish. Images are generated from high resolution digital photographs and printed with archival inks onto various substrates including canvas and fine art paper.

The giclée printing process provides incredible detail and better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction.