PennZeppelin, aka Doug Penn, has spent a lifetime developing and perfecting the unique painting technique that he uses to create gorgeous, transcendent abstract artwork. He describes his paintings as works that create a simple, direct emotional connection with the viewer.
PennZeppelin credits the act of painting as helping him overcome the doubts, insecurity, and instability that were instilled in him during his childhood, saying:
“It’s like, the ship’s going down and you grab something and hang onto it with hopes that you can get back to a situation that’s stable, something where you can realize the hopes you still have for yourself.
It’s like you’re in darkness and you can’t see anything, but your soul is leading you in the right direction, so painting was doing that for me, and it’s always been that. I’ve never regretted it ever… following art, following music… it’s always been a good thing, never been a bad thing.
Painting validated me, that internal part of me that you could express yourself, you could believe… It was therapy, it was hope, that’s what kept me going.”