About Peggy Thomas
I began my art career in my early twenties. I began doing juried fine art shows and proceeded to just paint & travel shows. I’ll never forget when the phone company called and said “Peggy, I know your an artist, but….” However, I never gave up my desire to “just paint”.
My paintings begin with a detailed pencil drawing on the canvas. The process of applying ay least 20 layers of paint begins. Only brushes are used. I use the white of the canvas, rarely using white paint. It is a very time consuming technique, but it came natural to me to approach painting with this technique. I do not consider my work to be strict realism, nor do I strive for that. I allow natural distortions to occur.
Special Note: Forty years ago when I began my professional art career I painted as Peggy Wells. When I remarried I painted under Peggy Cacalano. Now I paint under Peggy Thomas to honor my Father, who greatly influenced my art career. I know, maybe I should have stuck with one. But, that’s OK.