Peggy's  Gallery

 

 

 

 

Upon retiring in June of 1999, Peggy decided to start painting after 25 years of motherhood and working.  Fascinated by the way light and shadows add dimension and depth, she began experimenting.  She liked the challenge of solving the endless problems that arise while developing a painting and the satisfaction received bringing them to completion.  After 18 years of trials, errors and achievements, painting has provided her opportunities for growth and been the driving force to continue in watercolor.  She is a mother of two, step-mother of four and grandmother of 15.






Peggy has studied under Janet Walsh, Barclay Sheaks, Susan Check, Jack Pardue and Thomas Francesconi, Catherine Hillis and Pat Troiani.  She shows her work at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo. Her paintings hang in the permanent collection of the Dare County Justice Center in Manteo, NC, and The Outer Banks Hospital in NC.       

 

Awards:

September 2000 - Third Place Award, Landmark Competition “Beach Sunrise”

January 2001 - Excellence Award, Frank Stick Memorial Art Show “Bathed in Sunlight”

April 2004 – First Place & People’s Choice Award, local Silver Arts Competition “Tom”

October 2004 – First Place North Carolina Silver Arts Competition “Tom”

October 2004 – Winner of the Beach Book Cover Competition “Early Morning”

September 2006 – Honorable Mention, Landmark Competition “Turtle Pond”

January 2008 – Excellence Award, Frank Stick Memorial Art Show “Mother’s Day Bouquet”

2008 – Cover of “Outer Banks Cuisine” cookbook by Becky Smith

May 2011 – People’s Choice Award Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show –“Tiger Azalea”

September 2011 – Honorable Mention 23rd Annual Landmark Competition, - "Tiger Azalea"

February 2012 – People’s Choice Award Frank Stick Memorial Art Show – “Crystal Bowl”

May 2012 – People’s Choice Award Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show – “Green Vase”

September 2012 – Honorable Mention 26th Annual Landmark Show – “Green Vase”

October 2012 - Eastern Regional Award 67th Annual Watercolor Society of NC - "Crystal Vase"

September 2013 - Signature Membership Award 68th Annual Watercolor Society of NC  - "Gardenia & Crystal"

October 2014 - Jerry's Artarama Merchandise Award 69th Annual Watercolor Society of NC - "Daffodil Fields"

February 2015 - Excellence Award 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show and winner of The Beach Book

                        Cover Competition "Roanoke Marsh Lighthouse" inspired by photograph of Dan Beauvais

 

Purchase Awards: 

September 2000 “Beach Sunrise” Landmark Competition, Elizabeth City, NC

September 2001 “Blue Heron” Landmark Competition, Elizabeth City, NC

October 2001 “Bathed in Sunlight” Watercolor Society of NC’s 56th Juried Exhibition.

March 2009 “Cedar Creek” Currituck Art Show, Currituck, NC

September 2009 “Amaryllis” Landmark competition, Elizabeth City, NC




Membership & Positions:

Signature Membership Watercolor Society of North Carolina

Dare County Arts Councils

Past President of the Dare County Arts Council
Vice President Watercolor Society of North Carolina
Town of Nags Head Arts & Culture Committee