Penny has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University (cum laude), Golden Key National Honor Society.  After working for the State of Florida for 15 years, she became certified in the Leon, Pinellas and Dade County school systems and also held positions in the county school advisory councils, parent/teacher associations locally, countywide and statewide.   She participated in women's clubs and organizations in Florida as well as in Texas.

Art Affiliations:  Gold Coast Watercolor Society; Florida Watercolor Society; Tallahassee Watercolor Society (signature member 2008); Artists League (FSU); Thomasville Arts Center; LeMoyne Art Foundation; Southern Watercolor Society; Georgia Watercolor Society; Gadsden Artists Guild; Alabama Watercolor Society; Vice President and Program Planner for the Tallahassee Watercolor Society 2010-2013; Signature Member, Georgia Watercolor Society 2012; Signature Member Watercolor Society of Alabama; President, Tallahassee Watercolor Society 2013 - 2015 ; member, The Council on Culture and Arts; Kentucky Watercolor Society; Texas Watercolor Society.

Her work has been shown at Florida International University; Sunrise Civic Center; The Glass Gallery; Ann Kolb Nature Center; The Senior Center; LeMoyne Arts Center; Florida State University; Mary Brogan Art Center; Thomasville Arts Center; City Hall Gallery; Gadsden Arts Center; Moultrie, GA Arts Center; Kaleidoscope Gallery, Valdosta, GA; Troy, Alabama; various galleries throughout South Florida, North Florida, Georgia and Alabama.