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Peggy WatkinsPeggy Watkins   AFC, OPA (Assoc) Peggy Watkins
Wildlife & Sporting Art
Peggy Watkins is an artist residing in Charleston, SC. Her respect for the natural world and animals exhibits itself in her elegant representational images. Although she has worked with mediums such as colored pencils and pastels, oil paint is her preferred medium. "Oils are very powerful in that they allow me to accomplish my main objective of capturing the emotion of the moment and the nuances of the subject I am painting."

Although a realist, her style of painting can be described as painterly. "it is challenging to me in that it requires bold brush strokes with lots of lost and found edges while still keeping the structure realistic through the use of proper value and color. It also requires an emphasis on selective focus so that the viewer's eye is held just where you intended. When you get it right the result is dramatic and energetic."

When not completing commissioned art work, her preferred subjects are hunting dogs, North American and African wildlife. She has traveled to Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and she and her husband have a home just across from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Additionally, annual trips are made to America's great parks for research and reference acquired first hand.

Born in Washington State into a Navy family, Peggy began drawing at a very young age. Numerous moves across the US as well as Asia her to live in many different environments. In Atlanta she has had the opportunity to attend fine art classes at the Atlanta College of Art in addition to private instruction from artist Kristopher Meadows. Peggy also does a great deal of self study that includes studying images of her favorite artists such as David Shepherd, Richard Schmid and John Singer Sargent. She has also attended workshops instructed by Greg Beecham, John Banovich and Dave Wade.

Special Achievements:
  • 2005 - First Place People's Choice Award - Summer Colors Fine Art Show - Highlands, NC

  • 2005 - Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition - Finalist - animal art category

  • 2005 - Wildlife Art Magazine - Nature's Way Article

  • 2005 - Covey Rise Magazine Feature - The Art of Peggy Watkins

  • 2003 - Best of Show - North Georgia Wildlife Art Festival


  • Peggy has participated in juried exhibitions including
    Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, 2004 - Charleston, SC
    American Contemporary Dog Art Competition, 2003 - New York
    Southeastern Wildlife and Outdoor Exhibition, 2003 - Moultrie, GA
    Southern Wildlife Festival, 2003 - Decatur, AL
  • 2005 - Bennington Center For The Arts
    "The Great Escape" - Oil painting of two young fox. Award of Merit from the Bennington Center For The Arts, Artists For The New Century Exhibit
  • Covey Rise Magazine Feature - The Art of Peggy Watkins (2005)
    More about Covey Rise Magazine Feature - The Art of Peggy Watkins
    supplied photographs of my artwork - A full page article discussing my sporting art along with 6 images of my paintings.
  • Wildlife Art Magazine - Nature's Way Article (2005)
     - A 2 page article describing the cheetah and their threats in Africa. The article included my painting of two young cheetah titled "Last Glance" as well as a photo of me with a hand raised cheetah taken in an African game park.
    Author: Peggy Watkins
Organization Membership:
  • 2003 - Oil Painters of America (Assoc)

  • 2003 - Women Artists of the West - WAOW (Assoc)



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Peggy Watkins
122 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC
USA 29401
Tel: 404-805-6291
  Artists for Conservation Group
Email: art@peggywatkins.net
Home Page: http://www.peggywatkins.net
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