After living in London for 30 years, Peg moved to the Surrey Hills in 2021. She is finding much inspriration in her new surroundings. Peg often returns to the salt marshes of East Anglia, where she grew up, for inspiration for her work. Weather, decay, abandonment, rust, erosion and the effect of changing light conditions; all processes of transformation of the landscape, objects or buildings, especially interiors, provide a starting point for much of her work which is rooted in drawing and observation. She draws, paints, makes etchings, collagraphs, lithographs and artist’s books. Peg works at Kew Print Studio where she is the Print Studio Manager and teaches etching. She has recently had work exhibited at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2020/2021), Bankside Gallery (with the PMC) and at the Mall Galleries (2021 and 2023) with the SGFA, RBA and the RI and in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022. Her work is held in the V&A archive and the Printmakers Council Archive at the Scarborough Art Gallery as well as in private collections across the UK and abroad.
The subject matter dictates how the final piece will be made. This may change and evolve as Peg works or she may use more than one process in the finished piece. The transformation from observation through drawing and the complex processes of printmaking may result in an abstracted version of what she first observed but all her work has foundations in observation. 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.
Peg recently gave an online talk about her work for her solo show at One Paved Court in Richmond, SW London. To watch the recording of the talk, click here
Foundation – North East Essex School of Art 1984-5
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) – Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology 1988
PGCE University of Greenwich 1991-2
Peg studied etching at Putney School of Art for many years.
Membership of professional groups
Peg was a founder member of KAOS (Kingston Artists’ Open Studios) which was established in 2010
Peg is a member of the Southbank Printmakers
Peg was a member of Richmond Printmakers from 2011-2021
Peg is a member of the Printmakers Council and is on their Committee
Peg was nominated for the Surrey Artist of the Year in 2012 http://www.newashgate.org.uk
Peg’s work is held in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and as part of the Printmakers Council Archive in Scarborough.
Since January 2017 Peg has been Print Studio Technician at Kew Art Studio‘s Print Room and now offers printmaking workshops and courses.