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Jessica Marie Penney-  Artist 

My work teeters between abstract and representational art. My paintings are, at times, highly expressive, and either represent a feeling, or document a moment that I have a personal connection with. I am simply driven by the process of creating, and painting has a beautiful way of documenting my journey in a lasting way.


Jessica Marie Penney is an emerging artist currently exploring a wide range of subjects, concepts, spaces and relationships. After graduating from Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and L’École des Beaux Arts de St. Etienne, France. Jessica spent 9 years working as an Art Director in advertising, then 5 years running a business as a Chocolatier.

In 2017 she returned to her fine arts roots and eventually made the leap back to painting and teaching art as her primary focus. Jessica lives and works in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband Stephen, and their two very active boys. She enjoys travelling within Canada, having resided in the majority of the Canadian provinces throughout the years.


1999 - 2005

Ontario University (College) of Art & Design, Toronto/ L’École des Beaux Arts de St. Étienne, France BA, 1999-2005

Group Exhibitions 

2023           Homer Watson Juried Art Show "Collective Colours", Kitchener, ON 

2023           3rd Place Award- 20th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Cambridge Centre for the Arts   


2023           UNCERTAIN CERTAINTIES- Virtual Exhibition by Thrive Together Network

2022           19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Cambridge Centre for the Arts

2021           SPONSOR'S CHOICE AWARD- Paint Ontario Art Exhibition, Grand Bend, ON


ArtsPay Annual Exhibition, Kitchener/Waterloo


Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Ontario. , 


 The Art District Gallery Artist member, Rotating Online exhibitions Kitchener


(Feb-July) Centre in the Square, “Art Rental Program” Kitchener, Ontario. 

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