Penelope Foster will be showing her paintings and photographs at the El Cerrito Community Center during May and June.
Penelope taught biology part time at Laney College before her retirement. She says learned to look carefully at the world while studying for her master’s degree in biology. Those skills have been useful in her art studies.
“I started taking art classes at Contra College years ago when I was working there,” she said. “I was awful but it was fun and I got hooked. I have a good camera and Photoshop on my computer. For a while that was what I mainly did.
“Now though, iPhoto gets such good results (I do not have one) that I don’t do much photograph anymore. I’ve made progress with acrylic and a mixed media process we learned in class.”