Artist Peggy Wilson
Peggy Wilson grew up in the midwest where she was influenced by the ever changing weather and light. She definitely believes the old Missouri saying 'if you don't like the weather now, wait a few minutes and it will change'. She is drawn to the challenge of painting outdoors.
Peggy obtained her BFA, MFA and K-12 teaching certification which began a teaching career in public education. She was one of the original staff in 2001 to introduce the International Baccalaureate program at North Kansas City High School. Retiring in 2009, she now teaches adjunct classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. With a passion for learning, she has continued taking workshops with contemporary artists such as Phil Starke, Shawn Cornell, Kim Casebeer and Joshua Been.
In 2010 Peggy and three friends established the Kansas City Plein Air Painters Association (KCPAPA) as a venue to promote and encourage the art of painting outdoors. She organizes paintouts and schedules workshops for the group.
She has participated in several plein air events such as Stem's Plein Air and Augusta Plein Air in MO; and Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival in Salida, CO. Her paintings have been in shows in MO, KS and CO. Painting both in plein air and in the studio, she is inspired by how the light or lack of light, describes the subject. She never has to wait long for it to change.
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