Peg McAulay Byrd
Born, raised and educated in New York City, my work has been exhibited in museums, corporate and private collections in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Japan and France.
Adjunct with the Drew University Art Department (New York Semester on Contemporary Art); taught painting and pastels at The Newark Museum; ceramics at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Drew University and The Newark Museum; printmaking at The Printmaking Council of New Jersey as well as designed and taught "Poetry Painted Words" at both The Newark Museum and The Morris Museum.
Awarded long-term art residencies in:
Belgium, France, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont & Virginia
Modern painters such as Avery, Rothko and Hodgkins are all legatees of Bonnard who stated:
“I realize color could express everything...without need for relief or texture. I understood it was possible to translate light, shape and character by color alone without the need for values.”
My current works are tone poems using color as an expression. Painting, Poetry and Printmaking are the mediums with which I choose to explore abstract sensibilities reflecting my artistic passions.