I’m a Minneapolis, MN based artist and designer, represented by Gallery Mar in Park City, UT for my work. My approach is based in actively interacting with landscape to generate perceptions and impressions, to break it down and build it back again in order to present the subject as both what it is and what it is not, at the same time. I don’t believe in translating nature or the city necessarily, but do believe that there exists a distinct set of experiences that we all have related to what we call landscape.
Penfield has created original works for Converse, Vice Magazine/Media LLC, the Denver Children’s Hospital, Hilton Hotels, MN Vikings LLC, Palladium Boots, and others, through fine art and graphic design.
He’s painted large scale permanent murals addressing the transformation of MN historical rhetoric, has work hung in permanent collections around the US and has taught painting to students aged 8-18. He’s co created a published 6 book series, step by step on”How to Draw” through Abdo Publishing, available always. You can view his client list and CV below.
“The brevity and stillness of Penfield’s work often reminds me of moments in time. Brief moments that we try and remember – an image that we try and capture within our minds and memories. And yet here they are on a canvas.
The stripped down memory of a place, the feel of it in your senses – the simple beauty of colors and lines is what attracts me to Penfield’s work. It is a peacefulness that we rarely encounter in modern art. With Penfield, this chaos is stripped away, until we are left with suggestions and imitations of the form’s true essence.”
– Victoria Kennedy, art consultant
Read an interview Penfield did with NYC based art consultant company Indiewalls.com here:
5 3×4′ MN Vikings wide receivers past through present Commission – Hanging permanently in the Loft Suites at US Bank Stadium, downtown Minneapolis, MN.
Hanging in the Foundry Lake Street Apartments, Minneapolis, MN
Turtle piece hanging in the Hilton, Los Cabos, Mexico.
Horse piece hanging in Hotel Indigo, downtown El Paso, TX.
2 Mounted inverted photos taken from a plane flying over the Sierras hanging in the Imperial House Hotel, Park City, UT.