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PEGGY N. ROOT
Tennessee artist, Peggy Root, has spent the last 35 years painting the landscape of the Eastern United States. "My paintings represent some of my ongoing experiments painting ‘en plein air’. My canvases are painted outside on location, usually over the course of several weeks. I am not trying to provide a snapshot of appearances or a demonstration of virtuoso brushwork, but rather a meditation in paint on a particular place in a particular time and what it feels like. I work quickly moving around shapes and color, always striving to make a solid construction that most simply and elegantly states the significance of the scene. Because each year, each season and each day is so different from another, I am content to take what comes and consider it a gift." Peggy and her husband artist Tom Root co-direct Root Studio School of Drawing and Painting in Historic Jonesborough Tennessee. For more information see www.rootstudioschool.com
Featured Piece
PEGGY N. ROOT Soring House

Spring House
- Oil on linen
34 x 45 in
$ 9,500.00


PEGGY N. ROOT Soring House
Spring House
Oil on linen  
34 x 45 in
$9,500
PEGGY N. ROOT Autumn_ Nolichucky River Gorge
Autumn, Nolichucky River Gorge
Oil on linen  
28 x 30 in
$6,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Cloud Shadows
Cloud Shadows
Oil on linen  
16 x 20 in
$2,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Field Study_ Mt. Mitchell
Field Study, Mt. Mitchell
Oil on linen  
20 x 48 in
$7,500
PEGGY N. ROOT March Awakening
March Awakening
Oil on linen  
26 x 50 in
$9,500
PEGGY N. ROOT Melting Snow
Melting Snow, Buffalo Mountain
Oil on linen  
28 x 32 in
$6,500
PEGGY N. ROOT Riverbank in Winter
Riverbank in Winter
Oil on linen  
20 x 20 in
$2,800
PEGGY N. ROOT Silver Blue Evening_ Leesburg
Silver Blue Evening, Leesburg
Oil on linen  
41 x 70 in
$14,500
PEGGY N. ROOT Snow Study
Snow Study
Oil on linen  
16 x 36 in
$4,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Toe River_ Summer Evening
Toe River, Summer Evening
Oil on linen  
50 x 54 in
$14,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Train Bridge in Autumn
Train Bridge in Autumn
Oil on linen  
26 x 50 in
$6,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Winter Woods
Winter Woods
Oil on linen  
50 x 54 in
$14,000
PEGGY N. ROOT Cloud Shadows
Footbridge in the Snow
Oil on linen  
29 x 28 in
Sold
PEGGY N. ROOT Train Bridge in Summer_ Jonesborough
Train Bridge in Summer, Jonesborough
Oil on linen  
24 x 48 in
Sold
PEGGY N. ROOT Wildflowers at Night
Wildflowers at Night
Oil on linen  
36 x 38 in
Sold

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PEGGY N. ROOT Statement

Naturalist, Peggy Root is happiest when outdoors. Her paintings reflect her reverence and respect of the Southern landscape.

"My paintings represent some of my ongoing experiments painting ‘en plein air’. My canvases are painted outside on location, usually over the course of several weeks. I am not trying to provide a snapshot of appearances or a demonstration of virtuoso brushwork, but rather a meditation in paint on a particular place in a particular time and what it feels like. I work quickly moving around shapes and color, always striving to make a solid construction that most simply and elegantly states the significance of the scene. Because each year, each season and each day is so different from another, I am content to take what comes and consider it a gift." — Peggy Root

Root attended the Ringling School of Art and Design (FL) and Lyme Academy of Fine Art (CT). Her work has been exhibited in the Tennessee State Museum, George Bush Presidential Library (TX), Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (KY), Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), Museum of the Southwest (TX), Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (WI) and Carroll Reece Museum (TN). Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the Southeastern United States including the permanent collection at the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion.

Peggy currently works from her studio in Tennessee.

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