Penny Hochella can't remember when art was not a major part of her life. She has been a local artist in Moore Township for over 20 years and will be instructing classes at the Fowler Center in the spring of 2014. Penny works with different medias: pen & ink, color pencils, acrylics, oils, and water colors.

She illustrated the front cover of Pennsylvania Birds 1989 and was the illustrator for the Norfolk Audubon Society, Massachusetts as wildlife artist.

Penny has exhibited at local art shows, such as Franklin Senior Center, Just Around the Corner Store Gallery, Angel Woods Gallery, St. John Gallery, Nazareth Eagle Nest Gallery. She is a member of the Paint Box Art Club and is the President of the Forks Area Art Society.

She likes to just tell people to have fun and think out of the box - you just do not know what you will come up with!