Peggy Davis’ was born and raised just outside of Chicago. Her early life through high school was filled with creating, sketching and painting. After becoming a mother of six (3 of whom she and her husband adopted), Peggy began painting children’s murals for nurseries, preschools and Sunday schools. She also designed theatrical sets and did faux finishing for area homes. Once her children were grown, she began to devote the majority of her time and creative energies to painting.
Peggy considers herself self-taught as she has never taken a professional art class. She loves every artistic medium and often dabbles in several, although her preference is to use a wet acrylic painting technique, where she paints quickly with layers of wet color. As a result, her paintings often look like stained glass infused with movement and sumptuous depth. She uses bright colors with a whimsical touch and depicts beautiful flowers, trees and opulent gardens in her work.
Peggy has won numerous awards and her work can be found on puzzles, stationery and greeting cards. She is recognized in her community as “The Happy Painter” as people often remark how happy her paintings make them feel. She now lives on a small farm in Northwest Indiana along with her husband and a few chickens. To learn more about Peggy Davis and view more of her artwork visit: http://www.peggydavisart.com.