Penelope Przekop

I'm an American figurative expressionist painter. I spent the first half of my adult life writing fiction and then began painting in 2008. I'm the author of five books, including four novels. My art often includes a strong sense of character and story. My primary subject is the complexity of women. It's influenced by fashion photography and a childhood spent immersed in the high-end interior design industry. My mother was a successful designer whose work was featured in publications such as Architectural Digest and Southern Living.

My work is a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastel. I use my fingers for the majority of the work. I work intuitively with a focus on color and composition.

Galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, California, Louisiana, Italy, and Central America have represented and shown my work. It has been acquired by two Italian museums.

To better understand some of the underlying themes and emotional content that influence my art, read my (almost) memoir, Please Love Me, as well as my other books. It can be found on Amazon, along with my other titles.


Recent Work

This portfolio includes representative work created over the last three years.

The Sun Will Come Out “The Sun Will Come Out”

This is my most recent large work. The dimensions are 56 x 42 inches.

Her Majesty “Her Majesty”

Right Side of 50" x 64" Diptych "The Meeting"
Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Canvas

They Ride Along “They Ride Along”

48" x 24" Acrylic, Ink & Pastel

Welcome to My World “Welcome to My World”

28" x 26" Acrylic, Ink & Pastel

Bad Girls Cry “Bad Girls Cry”

8" x 24"
Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Canvas

Visual inspiration: Kendall Jenner and Coco Rocha's Study of Pose
Musical inspiration: Big Girls Cry by Sia

I See You Looking “I See You Looking”

26" x 18" Acrylic, Ink & Pastel

Porch Life “Porch Life”

36" x 38" Acrylic, Ink & Pastel

Leaving Her Behind “Leaving Her Behind”

42" x 48" Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Canvas