Artist Biography

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 Richmond PrintmakersPeg 

Artist's Statement

Peg’s work focuses on significant forms, patterns and colour combinations in natural and urban landscapes.  A common thread linking much of her work is decay.  This could be a weather beaten, decomposing tree stump, a track worn into the landscape by generations of feet, the crumbling and erosion of landscapes or the peeling paint on a neglected building.  Peg manipulates images based on landscapes using a variety of media, sometimes detailed and intricate, sometimes abstract and free. 

The process of etching lends itself to representing these themes as the plate is itself eroded by the acid, scraped and polished, scratched and sometimes cut into fragments. 

The eye may be caught by a distant horizon, or drawn in to examine more closely a small fragment of the landscape.

 

Membership of professional groups
Peg is a founder member is KAOS (Kingston Artists' Open Studios) which was established in 2010 http://kingstonartistsopenstudios.co.uk
Peg is a member of the Southbank Printmakers http://www.southbankprintmakers.com
Peg is a member of Richmond Printmakers http://www.richmondprintmakers.co.uk/

 

Peg was nominated for the Surrey Artist of the Year in 2012 http://www.newashgate.org.uk

 

Since January 2017 Peg has been Print Studio Technician at Kew Studio's Print Room and now offers printmaking workshops and courses.

Training
Foundation  - North East Essex School of Art 1984-5
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)  - Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology 1988
Peg studied etching at Putney School of Art for many years.