“I came to New
Hampshire on my honeymoon and never left, the scenery and the people
of the seacoast area have been an inspiration for me.”
Peggy moved to the seacoast area over 30 years ago from Detroit, Michigan.
Since her arrival she has studied art at UNH as well as with several
local artists, taking numerous courses with a focus on portraits and
still life in both watercolor and oils. Additionally, Peggy has
studied architectural/mechanical drawing and has taken studio classes in
drawing, painting and sculpting.
“I’m a person of many facets which is reflected in the variety of
mediums that I work in. I believe this has helped my ability to
perform on many different levels.”
Peggy has volunteered as an artist at Maplewood Elementary School in
Somersworth, NH. Here she provided an art program for different grades
and classes and has set up multiple school wide projects.
Additionally, she hosted Teachers Workshops for SAU 56 district,
offering guidance to teachers on incorporating art related projects
into their regular lesson plans. She has also been involved in the
community by displaying mixed media art works and demonstrating
various art techniques to audiences at the Somersworth Children’s
works are a reflection of my love for nature, but for my commissioned
pieces I work closely with the client to capture their vision, to be
the vehicle of their artistic impression.”
Peggy’s commissioned works have spanned a wide range of styles and
mediums and include wall and ceiling murals, custom wall finishes,
design and application of store front decorations, drawings of homes,
illustrations for advertising, still life’s, landscapes, photography
and a line of note cards.
“I believe that everyone has artistic ability. In order to bring this
ability out you have to work through the blocks and allow yourself to
enjoy being creative. The focus of my instruction as a private art
teacher is to have my students think of art as fun, almost as
childlike play and to relate art to their feelings. This enables them
to feel good about their creativity and their accomplishments. ”
Peggy provides art lessons in Somersworth, NH, offering instruction in
a variety of mediums to students ranging from elementary school age to
teens and adults.