Margaret Peggy Duff her friends call her Peggy. Peggy has spent a life time with her art, even as an infant her mother has told her stories of how she would stand up in her crib and throw the bottle down watching the design the milk made against the hardwood floor, all the while laughing as she looked on. All through her school age years, teachers would ask her to do special projects such as designing the cover of the teacher handbook while she was in elementary. She continued her passion for art in college, where she received an Associate’s degree in Graphic Art.
At 27, she married her husband and moved to the Northeast part of Arkansas, and 43 years later, they are still here. Most of those years she worked in education, not as a teacher but managed the computers through out the district and maintained the student demographics. Art was still a passion of hers and she continued painting and on weekends. During this time she could be seen at any local vender event. She would also teach the Bob Ross style oil painting and other painting techniques for different craft item at an area craft store.
Currently she has been recognized in several Arkansas publications, has her artwork displayed in 3 different galleries and one local museum. One of her favorite subjects is painting historical buildings and these can be seen in the museum. She does not do portraits of humans, but ask her to paint an animal and she is all for it.
Peggy’s statement concerning her art
My art represents my feelings, my happiness, my love of life. I paint not only for my own enjoyment but to create something that other people enjoy looking at. I hope my art represents the freedom we have as Americans to paint or create whatever we as individuals enjoy.
Peggy just recently joined the group of artists where several of her paintings are on display, primarily acrylic and watercolors.