"Farm to Table" by Peg Panasiti
Painting for pleasure! My goal is to take everyday objects and change the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Painting with watercolor has been my passion for the past thirty years. For subject matter I prefer still life, because they are readily available. My palette is set up with many hues of the primary colors – red, yellow & blue. Watching the exciting way the paints behaves on assorted watercolor papers is very exhilarating. I always have fun painting and creating art is always on my schedule.
I have taken watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting classes, but watercolor is my first love. It really doesn’t matter to me which medium I use, just as long as I can paint or draw. I am a very spontaneous person, so the set up and cleanup for watercolor suits my style. To encourage my passion for watercolor I teach and conduct workshops for various art organizations.
I am currently exhibiting my art at Latrobe Art Center, Greensburg Art Center, and Bellefonte Art Museum. Juried national shows include Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Pittsburgh’s Aqueous Open and Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Regional. I am a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. To show my work, I participate as a booth exhibitor at several art festivals including the prestigious Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary, NC, Blair County Arts Festival at Altoona Campus of Penn State, and Hartslog Day Heritage Festival in Alexandria, PA. For the first time this year I will be a booth exhibitor in October at Fort Ligonier Days, Ligonier, PA.
Private collectors of her work include Bill & Shirley Hoyne of Altoona, Arnold & Kit Palmer, St. Vincent College, Joe & Virginia Greubel of Valley Dairy, former President Bill Clinton, and Rizzo Family of Rizzo’s Malabar Inn.