Artist Jaclyn Penny sees Worcester through her children’s eyes

Print More

Captivating the viewer with the luminous influence of watercolor brushstrokes, pieces depicting the city of Worcester hang mounted in an alignment of elegance. The medium gives the viewer a sense of magic, of a brighter future, and a different perspective on a city that many would not have captured in the lightness of watercolor.

The bricks of the city, once depicted with a harsh point of view, now seem ever so soft. They blend into the street signs and sidewalks. Flowing with a whimsical beauty, the illustrations of “Goodnight Worcester” stand alone in the halls of the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Jackie Penny sits beneath one of her paintings with husband Tony, youngest daughter Lydia and twins Sophia and Henry at the reception for her new Hanover Theatre exhibit.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Jackie Penny sits beneath one of her paintings with husband Tony, youngest daughter Lydia and twins Sophia and Henry at the reception for her new Hanover Theatre exhibit.

Each illustration was carved with pen, the fine details that embrace the heights and differences along the historical sites such as City Hall. The pen defines the structure and its symbol as the start of life in the city. While the two mediums complement each other throughout the series, they also draw a divide to depict the streets through the colorful and loose imagination of a child, but with the lines of explanation and structure of an adult.


Log in or subscribe to read the entire story. Only $2. No recurring charges.

Comments are closed.