Featured Artist Pegi Smith

Artist Pegi Smith creates charming dreamlike imagery, using rich color to evoke raw emotion. See more of her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

abstract painting of two horses by Pegi Smith

“Love” acrylic, 36” x 36”

 

I was born in Canada and I always knew I was an artist! I have always been fascinated and in wonder of most everything in nature. This remains the same today.

 

abstract painting of a bee and flowers by Pegi Smith

“Old World” acrylic, 12” x 12”

 

I remember illustrating a small book of flowers and fairies for my mother when I was about six or seven. She loved it, or so it seemed. I loved arranging flowers from the garden or from the wild. Really, anything artistic in nature drew me in. Living in a rural area for most of my life, nature was always just outside my door.

 

abstract painting of a hummingbird and a Morning Glory by Pegi Smith

“Morning Glory” acrylic, 16” x 20”

 

I studied violin beginning at age eight and still play fifty-seven years later. I’ve had many bands of different genres throughout the years, have played electric violin and sang. I also studied ballet and modern dance for over a decade.

 

abstract painting of a seated woman and a raven by Pegi Smith

“Listen to the Wind” acrylic, 20” x 20”

 

In the early nineties I began making pottery. I was self-taught and exhibited in galleries as well as stores.

 

abstract painting of an elephant by Pegi Smith

“Elephant” acrylic and gold leaf, 40” x 40”

 

One day in April of 2006, I took what I had left of my father’s painting supplies (he was quite an accomplished painter) and tossed them out onto the deck. I began painting with no clue as to what I was doing. That very day changed my life.

 

abstract painting of a horse and raven by Pegi Smith

“Metamorphosis” acrylic and copper leaf, 31” x 12”

 

I had an epiphany! I began to teach myself, and have painted every day from then on. To this day, nearly fourteen years later, I still love the spontaneous aspect of experimentation.

 

colorful abstract portrait of a woman by Pegi Smith

“Ocean” acrylic, 36” x 36”

 

My technique is somewhat like controlled chaos—something I don’t often speak of, as I like to keep a bit of mystery to my works.

 

Owl Spirit painting by Pegi Smith

“Owl Spirit” acrylic, 16″ x 24″

 

I use a lot of color, although it didn’t begin that way. My paintings are bolder the older I get. I mostly paint with acrylic on canvas and my subject matter varies greatly depending on where I am in my life at the time.

 

abstract portrait of a wolf by Pegi Smith

“Spirit of the Wolf” acrylic, 30” x 30”

 

I have painted many commissioned works and continue to do so. They are wonderfully challenging! I’m inspired by nature, and this shines through in many of my works. My subjects often include wolves, owls, horses, ravens, birds, flowers and more, with an abstract twist.

 

Artist Pegi Smith

Artist Pegi Smith

 

Spirituality and symbolism have also found their way into my works. My hope is to evoke raw and real emotion in my works.

 

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  1. These are wonderful. My favorite is Morning Glory.

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