Peggie Blizard


Painting (11-works)

Peggie  Blizard

Peggie Blizard

Peggie Blizard Biography

MA, Art Education, City College, New York
Pratt Graphic Art Center, NYC
Art Students League, NYC
BS, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC


One Person Shows
The Durst Organization, NY, NY Martucci Gallery, Irvington NY
Hopper House, Nyack, NY
Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Allan Stone Gallery, NYC
Church Street Gallery, Lenox Ma
Fleetwood Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
River Gallery, Irvington, NY
Winter Gallery, Prince Street NYC


Group Exhibitions
“Floral Fantasies” Rockefeller Preserve, Sleepy Hollow NY
Tri-state Winners, Hammond Museum North Salem NY
“In Full Bloom” Mills Pond House Gallery, NY
First Prize Winner Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
A.I.R. Generations, New York, NY
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton NY
Castle Gallery, New Rochelle NY
Allan Stone Gallery, NYC
Briarcliff College of Art, Briarcliff NY
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Printmakers, Bucknell College
Drawing exhibition Concordia College Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC
Norfolk Museum of Fine Arts, Drawing Biennial, Norfolk, VA
Pratt Graphic AC Annual Show
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA


Peggie Blizard Statement

Realism as a style has basically remained unchanged since the Renaissance. Realism as a technique, however, has definitely been altered and heavily influenced by technology. Most artists have given up “eyeballing” a subject as a drawing technique and have come to rely on photographs instead. Turnaround time for photographs is now virtually instant because of digital cameras and computers. Photoshop can actually “paint” a picture for you. Artists have always used the tools at hand and of their time …. Camera obscura, compass, protractor, calipers, rulers etc. The challenge has always been and still is the same: How do you make a work of art and not just an artwork? How do you infuse poetry into what you are doing and give the work meaning and beauty? One of the things I try to achieve in my work is the creation of a feeling of three dimension through the objects I paint, whether they are flowers or boxes or antique kitchen appliances. The space between the objects and the viewer is usually somewhat shallow. However, behind and around the objects, there is the illusion of great depth. An artist friend of mine once said that the object of painting, whether realistic or abstract, is to make a two dimensional space appear to be three dimensional. Maybe it’s just that simple.




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