Artist Statement


My oil landscapes are derived from venturing through familiar rural and city forest land, mainly in Ontario, Canada. They are the sensual response to intimate natural spaces. Weather, season, time and light daily alter the visual experience of our environment. The goal of the craft is to orchestrate successful design considerations, and communicate with minimal visual language. The goal of the content is to pay homage to the trees on which our lives depend.



Peggy graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1982 in painting, drawing and printmaking. She taught mostly high school art for the Toronto District School Board for 18 years. Retired from teaching in 2015, she now spends her time working with oils in both Toronto and Muskoka Ontario. 

Surviving Cabin Fever, Morgan House, Huntsville, Ontario, July, 2020

Urban Canopy, online, Sunderland Hall, First Unitarian Church, Toronto, Ontario, October 2020

Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour, Lake of Bays, Ontario, August 17th and 18th 2019

Huntsville Artist Society, Four Member Show, partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre, November, 2019

Artists of the Limberlost at the Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario, February - May 2019

Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour, Lake of Bays, Ontario, August 2017, 2018

The Plein Air Show, Gerrard Art Space, July 2017

What a Relief! Woodblock Printmaking Exhibition, Gerrard Art Space, July 2016

TDSB Art Educator's Exhibit, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, 2013, 2014

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Members Show, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Scarborough, Ontario, 1997

A Muskoka Thanksgiving, represented by Suzanne Musters Fine Art, Huntsville, Ontario, October, 1995

A City of York Portrait, City of York Municipal Building Gallery, 1994

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Nathan Phillips Square, 1982