Artist Bio

Peggy is currently working with palette knife in oils on canvas. Although initially a student of the human form, Peggy’s natural curiosity leads her to render various subjects is saturated color and heavy impasto are a common thread in her work. Her thick impastos give her work a strong sculptural quality rarely seen in paintings. The effect is to pause the viewer and give them a moment for reflection.

Peggy attended San Jose State University where she studied with Will Nelson, Leroy Parker and Sam Richardson. She received a BFA in pictorial Arts from SJSU. Her BFA adviser was Rupert Garcia.

A member of the Santa Cruz Art League and the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Peggy shows her work regularly in both group and solo exhibitions in Santa Cruz County. She participated in Santa Cruz Open Studios in 2012. Her, Moon Over Santa Cruz, 24×36 oil on canvas, was accepted into the Santa Cruz Art League’s 87th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibition.

Peggy shares her gift of painting with students at Claraty Arts in Santa Cruz, where she works as a substitute art instructor.