Peggy Ferris



Acrylic/Mixed Media Abstract Paintings

Beginning with the primal act of mark-making, my paintings progress intuitively, tempered and honed by a designer’s sense of composition and color. Forms are created that seem to ask for structure; structure emerges that asks to be interrupted by organic gestural strokes. Balancing this dialectic – like a conversation between two sides of the brain – is a richly engaging component of my work.

I work in series of 8 to 20 pieces. Beginning with a very general plan, each series eventually takes on a visual attitude. While different in mood, my interests in mark-making, layered form, contained shapes, color theory, and the relationship between gesture and structure are revisited in each series.