Artist Peg Duffin exhibits "Spirit of the Seashore" in December

Peg DuffinLocal watercolor artist Peg Duffin will be exhibiting a collection of paintings entitled Spirit of the Seashore in the downstairs Weston Gallery from December 7th through the end of the month.  Peg has been a member of Seacoast Art Association for over 20 years, is a founding member of the Hampton Art Network and has been involved in networking and outreach for the arts in Hampton.

Peg operates her gallery Art and Soul as well as teaches watercolor techniques from her home in Hampton, and her art has been published and used several times for local fundraisers.  Her painting Blue Door for example, has been used several times by Exeter Hospital Oncology Dept as both the cover to their fundraiser calendar and for the Center of Cancer Care patient handbook in 2007. The painting also appeared in the Northeast Cancer Newsletter in New Hampshire in that same year.   Most recently her work has been used for The Seacoast Youth Services winter and spring fundraisers as well as several calendars benefiting the Families First organization.

When people comment about her particular style, Peg will often respond that although she has been influenced by many talented master artists, her watercolors have a serenity that reflects both her love of the subject and the support she has received over the years from friends and family.  Her work has been on exhibit at the Gallery of Great Bay Community College as well as many local shops and venues.

We asked Peg for some thoughts on her upcoming show at the library and she replied “As I was preparing Spirit of the Seashore, I thought of how many blessings there are, living near the shore. This has been our retirement environment, and my playground of amusement – there is so much to see and to paint!  The birds, the ocean, the beach scenes, the lighthouses that adorn the coastlines of New England. These and so many other gifts are part of living along the shoreline.  I hope visitors to the show enjoy these original watercolors as much as I did creating them, finding the scenes and putting them into a composed image of what my eye could see, and my heart wanted the viewer to see.”

Peg will host an artist reception and talk about her work at the Lane Library on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 PM.  All are invited.

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