Pakan Penn, a Cambodian-born resident of the Washington, D.C area, is an oil painter of many dimensions. His artistic range encompasses painting in various techniques -- from abstract, impressionism, semi-impressionism, realism, to portraiture. Innovating with color, interplayed with light and shadow, Pakan vividly conveys motion across a moment in time through strokes of the palette knife and brush.
His artwork has been displayed and published internationally. Pakan was honored to present a painting of the Chicago Skyline to the former U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, along with having several of his pieces displayed in the West Wing for eight years. His works have graced the walls of the U.S. Embassies in Luxembourg and Port Louis, Mauritius along with the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C. More recently, Pakan was featured as the Lifestyle Artist in the December 2017 edition of the Washington Life Magazine.
Awards and Recognitions: Selected as the Best Gallery in South Carolina during 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Selected as one of the Top 25 Galleries in America during 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Selected by Charleston Living as the Best of the Best during 2018 and 2019.