About The Artist


Abstract – Seascape:  Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Don Penven was born in The City of Camden, NJ and his childhood was spent in the town of Maple Shade. in Southern New Jersey, as differentiated from Northern New Jersey. If you watched The Sopranos on TV, you’d know the difference.

After graduating from Moorestown High School Don spent the next 10 years working for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. (Ma Bell). During this time he was assigned to NORAD at Maguire Air Force Base. But the grass looked greener so he moved on to a stint as a real estate salesman and property manager followed by nearly eight years with the Medford Township Police Dept. Don achieved the rank of Lieutenant and commanded the Administrative and Detective Divisions.

As he family grew (two girls and two boys) the need for a larger home and larger income became evident. Don joined Sirchie Finger Print Laboratories, a manufacturer of criminal investigation equipment, as a technical support specialist. Don completed nearly 30 years with Sirchie Labs and in the middle of his tenure he left to create his own business–professional photography and video production.

Don retired in 1999, selling off most of his business and was asked to rejoin Sirchie Labs once again. He was laid- off in 2015.

Don and Margie now live in Raleigh, North Carolina

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