At the Heart of my Paintings is the Earth, the Sea, the Sky
Peggy Sebera with son, Glen Sebera, at an opening reception at
Gallery One, Petaluma, CA
The painting here is entitled "Wetlands". It was purchased by a family in Seattle, WA.
Peggy is a career and life coach who was inspired to begin showing her artwork 15 years ago. Her passion for the earth and the fullness of nature has been the center of her inspiration. Peggy’s colorful oil paintings are often of the landscapes of Northern California, Hawaii and Europe, painting "en plein aire" (outdoors in the fashion of Monnet and Van Gogh). “I am inspired by the dramatic moments in nature when there is movement in the light or moisture in the air. As a young girl I spent hours in nature just observing and climbing high up in the trees to see the movement of the sun and gaze at the constellations. Now, wherever I travel for work or pleasure, I stop often to paint or take photos of the blue or gray skies, the vineyards, the ocean, and the flowers! I am enlivened when standing before 5 foot canvases, larger than life. I love the feeling of being "in" the scene, when I paint large.
In 2017, inspired by a book on flowers, which my son gifted me, I began focusing on contemporary close ups of vibrant flowers (my "inner Peggy O'Keefe"?)
In 2019, after the hardships of drought and fires in Northern California, I turned my attention to the coolness of blues and turquoise to paint a series called "The Way of Water". This series was featured in a show at the Tides Converge Gallery at the Presidio in San Francisco. The show was entitled:
"Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Balancing on the Edge"
Yes, we have a beautiful Mother.’ These words by Jennifer Breezen, in her album "Praises for the World", inspire and uplift me. It is my hope that my art will bring joy to others and convey the amazing beauty that is all around us here in Northern California and beyond.”
Peggy did a commissioned piece for The Trestle Renovation Committee of Petaluma. She painted the "finished" project ( a painting revealing how the Trestle would look after renovation). This was used in making an appeal for funding for the renovation of the Petaluma Trestle. Her work has appeared in the local papers.
Peggy Sebera, M.S. Bio.
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 has spent 20 years as an organizational development consultant, coaching leaders and teams, in the US and Europe. This work is deeply satisfying as she develops significant relationships with the people with whom she works 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 and lives with her husband in Petaluma, CA.
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
- Member of the Gualala Arts Center
- Juried member of ART Trails - Sonoma County Open Studios
Her Studio is in Petaluma, CA. Call first for an appointment. Contact information: 707-291-2100 www.peggysebera.com [email protected]