Penny Wolfe is an artist.
A Ford Foundation scholarship student (among many scholarships) gave her a jump start at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She worked her way through school and earned her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in drawing and painting. Wolfe graduated in 2006 with an MBA in marketing at the University of Phoenix online.
Currently, she is on SSA disability. Until recently she was a teacher, for Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools.
She also worked as an artist for newspapers. At the Anchorage Times in Alaska, she was the first female editorial cartoonist. She was Newsroom Art Director at the Staten Island Advance in NYC and also Roots Music Reviewer, which led to her adoption of Memphis as hometown.
While working in Memphis at The Commercial Appeal (as the 1st female Newsroom Art Director), Wolfe made the acquaintance of famed photographer Dr. Ernest C. Withers. She worked as his assistant until his death in 2007. Withers’ training resulted in Wolfe becoming collected by prominent collectors, including blues man B.B. King. Through sales on eBay and in galleries, hundreds of people around the world have collected her art. She has sold to Australia, Japan, France, Portugal, England, the Ukraine, Russia, Scotland and almost every state in the U.S.
Since 1994 she has been freelancing from her home: Art, writing, photography and publication design. With the restrictions of illness, I am doing the best I can to keep working.
Penny Wolfe is a self-representing artist — living, working and enjoying life in Tennessee.