Peggy Sebera with son, Glen, at Opening Reception at Gallery One in 2015. Shown is Peggy's painting
Peggy was raised in Texas in a family of artists. Her mother was a designer, painter, and jeweler. Both of Peggy's sisters obtained their degrees in Advertising Art and Design, while Peggy received a master's degree in Psychology. Growing up, Peggy had many experiences which pointed her in the eventual direction of becoming a landscape artist. The family was active and reflective. Peggy explored drama and outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and astronomy. She was an enthusiastic Girl Scout, earning many merit badges related to the study of nature. Peggy was comfortable spending many long hours observing nature, which she believes, today, has lead her to her passion for painting the earth and its landscapes.
After raising a family, Peggy spent 20 years as an organizational development consultant in large organizaitons, coaching leaders and teams, in the US and Europe. This work was deeply satisfying as she developed significant relationships with the people with whom she worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. While her daughter worked as an attorney in San Francisco, her son went into similar work as a Professional Coach. She continues to provide business and personal coaching to clients. She works from home with her husband in Petaluma.
Peggy applied her own coaching skills to the development of her art. She began her painting career after studying art with Carol Watanabe on 3 separate journeys to France, beginning in 2002. Carol, a wild and skillful colorist encouraged her students to jump in and just do it. "Put in the hours and do not hold back! LIVE ART". Peggy's colorful approach reveals the influence that Carole has had on her work.
She carefully selected artists to study with who had inspired her with their own colorful work. She has taken classes from Brooks Anderson, Sandra Spiedel, Susan Cornelis, Marsha Connell, and Vicki McMurray, author of Mastering Color and most recently studied plein air painting with Jerry Fresia and Tim Horn.
Her home studio is in Petaluma. Peggy began showing and selling her work with the same enthusiasm that she did in her consulting business. Enjoying, not only the passionate pleasure of putting oil on canvas, but also loving the interaction with people who are buying the art that she is creating. Peggy says, "Being with the people who love the art is as much of a joy for me as creating the paintings."
See the Event schedule for a listing of shows where you can see Peggy's work.
Peggy is an active member of the ART COMMUNITY in Sonoma County.
- Member of The Sebastopol Center for the Arts
- Member of the Petaluma Arts Center
- Juried member of ARTrails - Sonoma County Open Studios
Her Studio is in Petaluma. Call first for an appointment. Contact information: 707-291-2100 www.peggysebera.com email@example.com