Hello, my name is Sarah Penney and I am an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and am also Santee Sioux. I am a self-taught artist who has been creating various artistic pieces for over 30 years.
My experience includes graphic design, canvas paintings, mixed media pieces, advertisements, book illustrations, cards, murals, logos and brochures, marketing and creative design, and numerous commissioned pieces.
In addition to my creative pursuits, I also have a Master’s Degree in Education and enjoy working in the field of higher education. This combination has allowed me to explore additional areas of interest including Traditional Ecological Knowledge and other Indigenous STEM concepts as well as other artistic areas such as marketing, video production, journalism and communications.
My artwork is inspired by the beauty of family, tradition, love, and the preservation of native way of life. Growing up surrounded by family from many generations with many teachings from both my Nez Perce and Sioux upbringing has been a blessing and what I hope to reflect through my art.
I enjoy using my artwork to capture a feeling and also to bring joy to others through the painting of portraits of those that have passed on, or imagery that they have in mind of something that is meaningful to them.
Salmon Visions is my newest series featuring Salmon depictions inspired and influenced by the native artistic styles of the Columbia Plateau Tribes.
Salmon Visions, through vibrant renderings, represents the love, beauty, appreciation and respect for the Salmon and its importance to maintaining the Native way of life.
I have cards (5X7) and prints (8x10) available of the Salmon Visions series. Card sets include 1 images of each with accompanying envelope (3 cards total) for $20.00 (plus S&H). Prints are $35.00 each (plus S&H). Message me for details.
I hope you enjoy the vibrant pink, blue & lime swirls of "Salmon Dreams," turquoise blue "Salmon Visions," and the baby blue "Salmon Life" which was also made into a digital print for clothing and other products - also featured below.
Native Plateau provides active wear featuring custom Native Plateau designs from the Pacific Northwest with a contemporary flair and a cultural connection to the Native Northwest way of life.
The Healing People features medical wear that inspires and uplifts the spirit and promotes greater care and healing - created for a generation of healers who care about the whole person, body, mind, and spirit.