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Artist Peggy Orbon


An example of fine art by Peggy Orbon

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Biography


Orbon lived in New England, Italy, Scotland, and New Mexico before settling in Arizona with her husband.  The dramatic colors, fantastic landscapes, and the wonderful weather inspired her to begin painting in oils and pastels soon after moving to the Southwest.  
 
Affiliations
Oil Painters of America
Arizona Plein Air Painters 
ArizonaPastel Artists Association, Signature Member
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Statement
I enjoy painting landscapes preferably on location.  On location (painting “en plein air”) the need to get the painting down quickly before the light changes too much keeps my painting fresh.  And, I find that painting the scene in front of me for a couple of hours helps me to remember the subtle details later. I often use these plein air paintings as a source when creating larger studio paintings.  My main focus and interest is on how to capture the light as it appears in a landscape.  I paint with oil or pastel.
 

Awards
 
*PleinAir Magazine Award pf Excellence, Scottsdale Artist School Best and Brightest Show, Scottsdale, AZ, 2018, 2017
*2nd Prize, Best and Brightest Juried Show, Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, AZ, 2016
*2nd Prize, Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring Show in Sedona, AZ, 2015
*Honorable Mention at the Best and Brightest Juried Show, Scottsdale Artist’s School, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015
*3rd Prize, Arizona Pastel Artists Association Fall Show in Scottsdale, AZ, 2014
*1st Prize in New Mexico Art League’s Studio Landscape Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM – Oct 2013
*Merchant Award -Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show in Albuquerque, NM, Nov 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009
*3rd Prize in Oils, Expo State Fair Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM - Sept 2013
*2nd Prize in Miniature Pastels Division, Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM – 2011
*3rd Prize in Minis Pastels Division, Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM – 2010
*2nd Prize in Pastels, Expo State Fair Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM – Sept 2009
*3rd Prize in Pastels, Expo State Fair [...]

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