ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Mavis Penney grew up in a family of photographers. The Christmas she was 10 she received her own camera, a Kodak DuaFlex that took 620 film – “I realize now I was shooting medium format right from the start,” she jokes. Her first project was to photograph her school teachers in their classrooms – “… and making environmental portraits!” Over the years, she moved through a succession of film cameras before switching to digital cameras and digital post-processing, which she credits with her recent work in experimental picture-making. As a visual artist, Mavis Penney’s oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings are informed by her photographed images. Her current projects include a series of landscape paintings based on her photography in the Torngat Mountains in northern Labrador.