About Peggie

Peggie's Art Studio


I delight in the beauty of people, places, things, and contemporary designs. It is my desire to paint both wet-in-wet realistic and contemporary/abstract designs utilizing either wet-in-wet watercolors through layering and glazing or a mixed media method. I use drawing, watercolor, acrylics and a mixture of mediums to achieve bold, rich colors.

Design and composition are my first love. Often I use drawings and miniature painting studies as a plan of attack to work out the bugs and come up with a game plan before painting.

My RESUME includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and an M.A. in Humanities.

My masters studies included sociology, psychology, theology, fine arts, music, literature, and visual arts. In writing my Master’s thesis I tapped many of these disciplines. All of our lives we collect items. When forced to downsize, what do the elderly keep and treasure? This unique topic led me to draw and paint what people in an independent care center saved when they moved. Perhaps my work will assist you in finding valuable subject matter for your own studies, or in the examination of the significance and meaning of your own possessions. This thesis can provide both student and educator with a fresh and educational approach to building a worthwhile college thesis and is an open-ended springboard for creative subject matter for watercolor portfolios. To obtain a CD of my thesis e-mail me for cost and shipping charges.

I have taught art in the public school (secondary education), community education, and as an adjunct instructor for the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, have been a juror, and received local, state, national and international recognition. I am a Juried member of Watercolor West, and a signature member of NWWS. I have had solo and group exhibitions in Alaska. Equally as important are the local and national recognition many of my students have received.

As a teacher I developed a set of lesson plans to empower my students. Once they learn basic techniques, the biggest obstacle is finding their own voice, passion, or subject matter. I encourage students to work out their visions on miniature watercolor pads and develop their own unique plans and color schemes.

I have provided a few comments regarding my teaching and academic work for your consideration. E-mail me for availability of artwork, thesis, and lesson plans for teaching.

Recent Honors

1998 16th Annual Women’s National Juried Art
2001 Cover for UAA Summer Classes
2003 29th AK Statewide Juried Show
2006 31st All AK Juried Art Exhibit, juror Mathew Drutt
2006 Splash Drip Deluge Flow Ripples APU, juror Prof. Kaulitz
2006 21st National Exhibit NO BIG HEADS, N.Y. Juror Brad Holland
2006 Gallery at the Depot, Small Works Exhibit, Washington State
2007 NWWS National Open Exhibit, Ron Ranson Juror
2007 AKWS Juried Show Anchorage Museum, Carrie B Brown Juror
2007 Watercolor West XXXIX International Juried Show, Chris Van Winkle
2007 Watercolor West/Juried Status
2007, 2008, 2009 NWWS Open Exhibits
2008 National Northwest Watercolor Society’s Open Exhibit, Seattle Center
2009 Chosen for Splash 11 publication by North Light Books
2010 XLII Watercolor West Exhibit
2011 AKWS National Juried Show, Judy Morris Juror


October 2009 Virtu Gallery “Pink Show”
July 2009 Snow City Cafe click here to read article
Alaska Watercolor Society/Scholarship Com/Board Member
1994 CHS Art/Eagle River Sleepy Dog Coffee Co.
CHS 1st place“Merry Merchant’s” Window Display
CHS Student’s Art/”Eagle River No. Slope Rest.”
1994 CHS “Social Realism” Mural/E. R. Cinema
Baxter C. Schools Drawing/Watercolor Inst. (Write up)
UAA Adjunct Instructor Watercolor Acad.
Kaladi Bros/Coffee Kids Action
Women’s Crisis Center For Families
YWCA Art Donations
CHS Anchorage Daily News CHS Diversity Mural
2006 UAA Drawing Student’s and Instructors Show at Jitters Cafe
2007 UAA Watercolor Student and instructors Show at Jitters
2007 AKWS Mini Calendar to benefit UAA College Students/Scholarship Committee
2008 Juror Alaska Telephone Association Directory Cover Contest
2008 “Ring Around the Color” show at Doriola’s Cafe
2009 “Color Spill” at Snow City Cafe
2010 Art Links Committee for Alzheimer’s Patient’s Juried Show


I certainly enjoyed the day and appreciate your style of teaching. I just looked back over my pages and said to myself, “Well, I think you are getting it, Kris.” 🙂 Kris Conquergood

Thanks Peggie for a great learning experience. I enjoyed the class and truly want to do more. I am surprised what I did do for the first experience and I want to do more. I appreciate your gift of teaching and artistic quality of expression. Lou Laisnez

Peggie’s paintings compare favorably with those in top competitive exhibitions in the US today. Judi Betts, National Watercolors Society, American Watercolor Society, and international art teacher