Who & Why

Trouble then ...

Photo of B.Y. Penman at 5
B.Y. Penman at 5
Still a bit of trouble now ...

B.Y. Penman 2019

Who: An introverted observer, creative, compassionate advocate and student of life with a dry, offbeat sense of humour. I was weaned and raised in Canada on blues & folk music in coffee houses during the late sixties and early seventies. I'm the proud owner of a creative mind that demands to be challenged. Art, creative writing, gardening and family bring me joy and reflect the beauty of the day to day. 

Why: Each day my heart beats inside this body of mine, I strive to live with compassion and observe the objects, people, and social happenings around me with an open mind. I look and listen for beauty in the imperfect and mundane. This online portfolio is my vehicle for mirroring it back to you so you can experience life through different eyes. I ask that you keep the following in mind as you explore my art and writing ... We are all the same.


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