Professor Perna works in graphite, mixed media, and water color, although her current focus is digital art. Her work involves issues of both mental health and the environment and reflects her passionate love of nature and the landscapes of the American West. Born in Italy, Prof. Perna spent her childhood years in England before moving to the United States. While participating in New York University's Master's program she lived and worked Venice, Italy and New York City. Prof. Perna has exhibited in the Washington Square Galleries in New York and several local Ohio shows and events.