Welcome to Peggy Quinn Studio
I knew my life would always be centered around the arts. I graduated from college with a fine arts degree and I have studied art history extensively. For many years I was a full time potter but for the past few years I have returned to painting. I now create playful, vibrant and imaginative compositions that exuberantly express the vitality of life. I loosely base my images on reality but I am not interested in imitating reality. Instead I am more interested in deforming nature and intensifying color to create powerfully communicative art. I paint not what I see but what I want to see. By choosing contrasting colors and energetic forms I hope to express optimism and a light hearted humor in my work. My influences lately have been Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt, Eastern decorative arts and my own imagination. I agree with the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner when he said "the artist forms a world rather than represents it" and Van Gogh when he said "What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life."
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See my work online at Xanadu Gallery 7039 E. Main St #101 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.xanadugallery.com/Art/ArtistGallery.asp?ArtistID=1473