The Abstract & Surreal Artwork of Colleen D. Gjefle

Nittany Lion

This 3 1/2 foot long resin “Nittany Lion” was painted as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Penn State, Brandywine campus. Dozens of artists were invited to paint a lion with proceeds going to help provide scholarships for Penn State Brandywine students.

I started painting mine on Halloween 2007. Between that holiday (my favorite!) and my love of horror movies, my tiger naturally evolved to something gloriously hellish, and appropriately named “HelLion”.