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2017 Peggy Trigg: Bring the Landscape to Life

September 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

In this demo, Peggy will help you understand how to free up your painting style with strong use of design elements like color choices, value, line and shape. Composition and cropping techniques, as well as eliminating unwanted “stuff”, will also be discussed.  Peggy works loose and fast and most often with the largest brush possible or painting spatula. Her lively work emphasizes the feeling of the place, not an exact replication. She works in acrylics, enjoying the bold, intense color. If you are looking for a demo that will help you to loosen up, this is the one.

Although Peggy’s demo will be done in acrylics, the primary goals of having fun, loosening up, and exploring color theory are universal and may be applied to any medium.

Peggy Trigg was born in Santa Fe and raised on cattle ranches outside the old mining towns of Cerrillos and Madrid in New Mexico. Her first home was the Palace Hotel in downtown Cerrillos. As a youth, she spent most of her time taking care of livestock, riding horses and tending to the chores common to ranch life. Her love for the country is evident  in the expressive quality of her plain air work. “I love to try to capture the spirit, or the energy of the place. The exact representation is not my goal. The essence of the land is what I strive for.” Peggy’s work is shown in numerous galleries in New Mexico and Colorado and can also be seen in many public buildings, through local Public Arts initiatives.  See more of Peggy’s work here.


September 24, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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