Mavis Penney is a photographer, painter and print maker. She lives and works in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Mavis started making art when she was a child. She continued teaching art in western
Newfoundland, in Makkovik, in Mount Pearl, and with the College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Clarenville. She still teaches art and photography classes in Labrador.
“It’s a sense of community that keeps me in Labrador. When you get involved in anything in the community there is a spill over. Because you belong to a group like the theatre you get to know some community members; then you go to the supermarket and meet up with some of the same people and see another aspect of their lives; then you see them at the library and they see what you’re reading and you see what they’re reading. Everything seems to be enriched because you’re seeing people from so many points of view.”