Artist Lecture by Peggy Root

Old Lyme, Revisited

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Peggy Root, Hemlocks at Trout Lake, oil on linen, 50"x 40”. In the collection of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Living and working in the Appalachian foothills of northeastern Tennessee, Peggy Root’s work is a celebration of the peace and beauty found in nature. Her compositions are painted outdoors, paying careful attention to light conditions and seasons. Because of constantly changing light conditions, she is able to work on each canvas for no more than two hours at a sitting, returning to the site at the same time on successive days to develop the painting. Peggy studied figure painting and anatomy at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and has spent the last 30 years painting the landscape of the Eastern United States.

About the Artist

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Peggy Root lives and works in the Appalachian foothills of northeastern Tennessee. Her work is a celebration of the peace and beauty found in nature. Her compositions are painted outdoors, paying careful attention to light conditions and seasons. Because of constantly changing light conditions, she is able to work on each canvas for no more than two hours at a sitting, returning to the site at the same time on successive days to develop the painting.

Born in 1958, Peggy Root grew up in Florida and North Carolina. She studied at Ringling School of Art and Design (1977 - 1980), and studied figure painting and anatomy at Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut (1984-1987). Peggy has spent the last 30 years painting the landscape of the Eastern United States. She has had many solo exhibitions and has exhibited nationally in invitational group and museum shows. Her work is featured in private and corporate collections throughout the country and has appeared in periodicals including American Artist Magazine and The Artist’s Magazine.

Peggy lives in Jonesborough,Tennessee with her husband, artist Tom Root, and family. Together, they run a small community art school where they offer workshops and classes to artists of all levels - Root Studio School.
www.peggyroot.com
www.rootstudioschool.com