Napa Valley Hills
12 x 9 monotype, 2014
Every serious work of art resembles in poise the quiet phrase: ‘I am here.’ Like or dislike for the work evaporates, but the sound of that phrase is eternal. -Wassily Kandinsky from, On Concerning the Spiritual in Art
The practice of traditional drawing and painting has been an important part of my life for many years. For me, it has been way of recording an experience, an observation or as an homage to humanity or nature, as I see it. It is this sacredness of experience, this singularity of perspective, that may link to something universal in the viewer, a deeper understanding, and perhaps an expanded point of view.
Some of my more recent work reflects multiple experiments with monotypes and printmaking. Because of this experience, my own view of art making has evolved, and continues to evolve. I have also developed new understandings of digital and traditional media and how they can and cannot work together. Most importantly, I have come to understand the inherent virtues and weaknesses of both media when used individually and collaboratively. Ultimately, my goal is to search deeply, work hard, and let the result be what it may.
Peg lives and works as a fine artist, illustrator, designer and educator in upstate NY. She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Studio Art, Binghamton University with an MA in Education and the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, with an MFA in Illustration. She also studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and Cornell Plantations at Cornell University.
Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Applied Arts and Creative Quarterly magazines. Most recent awards recognize excellence in printmaking, specifically monoprints. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Rutgers University, The Woody Guthrie Archives and several private collections.
She is a member of the AIGA/Rochester Chapter, The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Finger Lakes Chapter, Communications Association of the Southern Tier (CAST), the Broome County Arts Council, Cooperstown Art Association and the Ink Shop Printmaking Center, Ithaca NY.
Peg also teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Art and Design at SUNY Broome Community College.