This collection has evolved from a previous show of abstracts that were predominantly black on white. This time, colour dominates the abstract theme and is the inspiration for this exhibition.
Creativity plus experimentation work to inspire each piece. Many are peppered with a good bit of luck! Knowing when to toss or continue, to add more or not is key. Layering simple design to dramatic effect, with an eye for colour and balance all work together to create each compelling image.
The serendipity of the pieces done in alcohol ink create delightful results. Abstracts in strong hues emerge, images bring outer space to mind.
Further inspiration comes from nature and the appeal of landscapes in art. Some appear in abstract form, others owe their success to simplicity of design. This diverse range of work is an opportunity to showcase the unexpected to our community.
Peggy Black moved to Fernie in July of 2013. A diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising led to a 33 year career of owning and operating a very successful high end women’s wear store called Hall and Rae in Regina, Saskatchewan. Merchandising, window design, and display were her strongest attributes.
In 2005 she earned a diploma in Professional Design and Decorating through Sheffield School of Interior Design. While managing Hall & Rae, she worked in this field until retirement.
In January 2016, Peggy presented a show at the Arts Station called Abstract Thoughts.