About the Artist.
As the daughter of a well-known artist and gallery owner raised in Waikiki in the territory days of Hawaii, Penny Nichols beautifully captures both the lives and stories of those around her through her life’s work. Her journey has been one of self-discovery, allowing her to embrace her true self and share the lessons she’s learned with people around the world.
She went to college to try something new and majored in English, but years later, art was still calling her name. She began creating again as a therapeutic outlet in the evenings, but soon it started to play an even greater role in her life. In 2000, she accepted a job as an art teacher at Island School, where she’s been teaching for twenty-one years. While teaching hundreds of teenagers is one of Penny’s proudest professional accomplishments, it’s also enriched her life and helped her become a better person.