Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peggy Harris: Wildlife Artist and Instructor

Peggy Harris is a gifted artist best known for her endearing, signature style of painting baby animals. She is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist,
teacher, and television personality.  After receiving an art degree from the University of Kansas, Peggy embarked on her creative career, which now spans more than 20 years.  Peggy notes that, "it didn't just happen overnight. It was achieved one painting at a time, one day at a time."

Peggy's career as a wildlife artist catapulted when she, along with a few friends, were brainstorming about what types of art were readily available and what types of art were challenging to find.  The answer, she discovered, was "animals," especially "baby animals."  As Peggy explains, "that was the start of it all."  It was a perfect match because Peggy truly loves baby animals. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Featured Artist: Barbara Jeffery Clay

Barbara Clay loves teaching art and traveling around the United States to run her many workshops.  She is a signature member of: The American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS), Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage (TWS), Taos National Society of Watercolorists (TNSW) and the Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H), where she is a signature elite member.  Lately, Barbara uses and teaches with Mission Gold Watercolors.  “I have found them to very intense and full bodied colors with more transparency.  I also think they are staying wet longer than the normal watercolors.”  
Summer Hollyhocks, by Barbara Jeffery Clay

Barbara's unmistakable artwork is exhibited in Mann Fine Art Galleries and has won prizes in several juried exhibitions.  Her art and instructional projects have been featured in several publications, including International Artist Magazine and Leanin’ Tree Cards. She is also soon to be featured in an upcoming edition of “Best of American Watercolor.”  To view more of Barbara's work or learn more about her workshops, visit her website at
Fiesta Rose, by Barbara Jeffery Clay