Hearts for Haiti - Steve Penley

on Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Steve Penley, one of my favorite artists, (correction, my favorite) has painted this beauty for a dinner to raise money for Haiti. His website...well, just check it out. I would give my right arm to have one of his paintings...a large one of anything he does. I have a 2 story wall in my living room that has been "shouting" for one of his landscapes for 5 years now. Can't quite figure out how to pay for it though.

Here is an bit from his biography on his website:

"The values and attitudes of every generation are reflected in it's art. This generation is definitely no exception. There is a battle being waged between world views which are diametrically opposed to one another. This polarization is visible in politics, entertainment and culture. In today's post-modern world, God has been removed and secularism seeks to fill the void. Once God is out the equation, all objective truths are out with Him - Any standard of beauty or aesthetic value is gone."
-Steve Penley

I completely agree. He makes reference to elephant "droppings" being displayed in a museum as fine art. I had the same feeling when I saw a roll of chicken wire in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. I'm sure there's a lofty thought behind all of that and deep meaning conveyed but I missed that part in my Art History classes.

Just thought I'd share the "Hearts" with you....I love that kind of stuff you know....


7 Comments from you:

Nanci said...

Hi Lindsey: love that painting. Yes, I too have seen "art" and wondered what the gallery was thinking.
There is one in the Ottawa Art Gallery, purchased by the Canadian Goverment, for $30,000.00 and it's a red canvas. Plain red. I think it's called..."SUCKERS!"

Teresa Penley Sheppard said...

Lindsey, thanks for the shout out to Steve!

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Anonymous said...


At an auction of art confiscated from drug dealers, I bought the above shown picture of
"hearts for Haiti" by Steve Penley 10/50 and paid dearly for it, but love it. It is beautiful in its frame and on my living room wall.

J in PBG, FL

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