Peggy was born in Phoenix, Arizona, lived in Boston for over thirty years, and ultimately returned to her western roots when she and her husband, Steve, settled in Taos, New Mexico, where they now live.
Her educational background includes architectural studies at Arizona State University and classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, and the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. She is a Master Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a Signature Member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, and a Member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.
Peggy’s paintings have been included in national exhibitions and have received numerous awards including a Best of Show in 2013 in the MAA Exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, a Best of Show at the 2013 Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Annual Juried Exhibition, and a Best of Show Trustees’ Award at the 2014 Millicent Rogers Museum Annual Miniature Exhibition in Taos, NM. Her most recent awards include the Artists Choice Award for "Winter Impression" at the 2019 Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Exhibition, an Award of Excellence for “Flower Dance” at the 2018 RMPAP Plein Air for the Park in Grand Teton National Park, WY, and a Best of Signature Members Award for “Furrows” at the 22nd Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Exhibition in 2018.
Arizona State University AZ, Silvermine College of Art CT, DeCordova Museum School MA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. Workshops with John Pellew, Charles Gruppe, Tony Van Hasselt, Jeanne Mackenzie, Laura Robb and Koo Schadler.
Master Signature Member Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Signature Member Plein Air Artists Colorado, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member American Women Artists, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Oil Painters of America