Watercolor and oils are my preferred mediums. I like to paint and draw a variety of everyday subject matter. Painting allows me to slow down and really contemplate a person, object, or “nature”. I continue to explore and experiment with how to express visual qualities. Light, color, and mood fascinate me. I attempt to create an emotional connection, rather than strive for total realism. – Penny Koburger
I was born and raised in Virginia. I am an oil and watercolor painter living in the Upper Valley. I attended Carleton College where I took many studio arts classes. During college I spent one summer employed as an illustrator for the US Forest Service in Monongahela National Forest. I went on to receive my doctorate in clinical psychology, which was my profession. I have since returned to painting more actively the last 20 years and am currently painting full time. I have taken watercolor classes by Joe Mayer and Marge Laurie and oil classes by Paul Leveille, Fred Hines, Aline Ordman, and David Leffel. In 2001 I had an artist’s residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. I taught Psychology of the Arts and the Artist at VCU (Richmond, VA) and have given painting demonstrations at the Troy Art Guild, Bethlehem Art Association and the Schenectady Art Association. I taught watercolor at the Capital District Arts Center in Troy, NY, watercolor for seniors at Harvest Hill, and art painting classes for homeschooled children grades 2nd through 11th. I have had many solo shows in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. I was president of the Bethlehem Art Association from 2008 to 2012. I had an oil of the Bog River accepted in the widely distributed Brooks calendar of 2003. I am currently a member of the Center for the Arts NH, and AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.