PEGGY TANNER DAY
I naturally gravitate towards realism in my painting and sculptural works, though as I develop as an artist, I am exploring more expressive styles as well. My inclination to depict realistically stems from many hours spent as a child in the Meadows Museum of Art, full of Spanish old masters’ and early 19th Century Realism paintings. Velasquez, Sorrolla and Madrazo are strong influences for my painting, as well as Frederick Remington and Rodin for my figurative sculptures.
In painting, I alternate between Alla Prima and Renaissance glazing techniques for both my own enjoyment and for sharing my artistic vision in commissioned work and portraiture. In addition to these Traditional techniques, I enjoy exploring more Contemporary and Impressionistic styles of painting people, places and things and am always evolving as an artist.