Peggy's collectors have long admired her color rich, acrylic and watercolor compositions that highlight nature themes.
And Peggy admits, "Initially, I was most inspired to paint subjects such as beach scenes, flowers, and mountains. But as time has passed, I began focusing on emotional aspects of those same subjects."
She explains, " For example, I became fascinated with the power of the waves to move the sand; the way the colors of the forest in spring blend so beautifully; the amazing hues of the petals of a flower, accented by mysterious shadows; or the way the breeze makes the flower heads bob as though in happy conversation with their neighbors."
Peggy notes that color, texture, light and the blending of these in new and interesting ways inspire her in ways previously unanticipated. Yet, each inspires her as she creates compositions that suggest meaning that transcends a purely visual experience.
"It's become a lot more about getting onto canvas the sensory experience in part or whole: of the power of the waves on the ocean, of smelling roses, reveling how it felt to be on top of a tall mountain," she says.
Peggy further explains that her art now focuses not only on the visual but also the sensory experience. She says she finds joy in giving the viewer the chance to experience personally what she sees and to be inspired by a sense of awe.
"I love hearing a patron say 'I feel like I can hear the breeze,' or 'I can almost smell those flowers.'"
And that, she says, is a great reason to create art.