JULY 3RD - BEGIN YOUR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS ON THE 3RD AS WE HAVE OUR ART WALK FEATURING OUR WATERCOLOR ARTIST, PEGGY HALSEY
Peggy Halsey grew up in Gainesville, Florida. After college and graduate school, she settled in New York City for a long career on the national program staff of the United Methodist Church, with a focus on the needs of women, children and families in crisis. After retirement, she returned to Gainesville in early 2009. Peggy began painting in watercolor in the early 1990s; much of her work was plein air painting at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where she was part of numerous group exhibits. In Gainesville she studies with local artist Linda Pence. Until recently, most of her paintings were floral portraits. She has begun to branch out into other subjects, particularly wildlife and birds, to create whimsical impressions of sea creatures, and to combine watercolor with pen and ink. Peggy recently had one -person shows in Nashville, Tennessee and at Falcon Financial Services in Gainesville. Her work has been displayed at Haven Hospice and at Gainesville Fine Arts Association exhibits at the Thomas Center, Trinity Church and the Central Park Medical Plaza. She is a working member of Gallery 26, and has also shown work at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery and the Bellamy Road Art Gallery in Melrose, at the Artisans Guild and Picture This Gallery, at both the Millhopper and Tower Road branches of the public library, as well as Leonardos 706 and the Gallery of Hair Design.
PURCHASE A T-SHIRT - TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOCAL GALLERY AND HELP PROMOTE THE ART LIFE IN MELROSE. THEY CAN BE PURCHASED FROM GALLERY 26 IN MELROSE.
The Gallery exists to serve its members and give them the opportunity to provide a venue to meet, prepare, and exhibit art works in order to promote a friendly and inspiring atmosphere within the Community. We also offer classes to adults and children. We do special projects with community members to help enhance the arts and promote the history and preservation of the Mossman Home through a special donation grant..
Hours of Operation
Friday, Saturday: & Sunday 11:00 to 5:00 pm Monday: 10am to 2:00pm