What keeps Peggy busy these days is teaching workshops and painting in beautiful locations - from her native British Columbia Canada to Japan, Italy, Croatia and beyond. Her amazingly blessed journey started back in her 20 something days some 40 years ago when she apprenticed under the accomplished Swiss art director Willie Westman in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. His training in commercial design renderings - all "old school" by hand, opened up an appreciation for the painterly side of hand renderings and sparked a passion to paint.
Peggy is a traditional watercolour, illustrator and charcoal/conte portrait artist and instructor. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, USA, England, Italy, and Japan. She received training in commercial design and illustration in the corporate sign industry in Vancouver Canada, and designed for corporations for over a twelve year period from 1973 to 1985. She has had extensive training in watercolour painting and portraiture including workshops at the Federation of Canadian Artists workshops, the Metchosin School of the Arts and Fabriano in Aquarello International Symposium workshops in Fabriano Italy (2015).
She is also a painting and drawing instructor in CANADA at The Old School House Arts Centre in British Columbia CANADA as well as a guest instructor at art facilities, organizations, societies and Provincial Government Parks & Recreation programs on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. Peggy instructs in Kobe, Kyoto and Zushi JAPAN.
You may view Peggy’s work at these Fine Art Galleries:
Mark Penney Gallery – Ucluelet Vancouver Island CANADA
Lakehouse Gallery at Toyako – Toyako Hokkaido JAPAN
The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply – Qualicum Beach CANADA
The Old School House Arts Centre – Qualicum Beach CANADA