As a small child, perched on the tailgate of the family station wagon, Peggy was mesmerized watching her father, artist Ray Ellis, paint seaside scenes of the Atlantic coastline. Those early inspirations encouraged her later to pursue studies in both watercolor and oil painting. After settling in Boston, she often spent time on Martha’s Vineyard painting with her father, as he shared his precious tips and enthusiasm gained from a lifetime of painting.
In 2004, Peggy relocated to the Low Country and discovered painting heaven. Her recent works showcase dramatic sunsets, stormy beaches and thriving wildlife. A bird’s eye view from her studio overlooking Charleston provides endless inspiration from the clouds above to the harbor activity below.
“I paint with deep emotion and hope to connect the viewer to the same enthusiasm I feel while at my easel. My passion revolves around the changing clouds and sea, seeking new ways to express and share that which produces awe in me.”
Peggy’s work is highly sought after and in private collections throughout the country. Recent shows include the Charleston Spoleto Juried Exhibit, the Wells Gallery Annual Juried Show and a special dual exhibit with her father this past October at Palmetto Bluff.
“The circle is complete, as I now find particular joy in teaching others; part of a precious family legacy to encourage the aspiring artist in us all.”
“Creativity is intelligence having fun”, Albert Einstein