Born in 1958, Peggy Root
grew up in Florida and North Carolina. She
studied at Ringling School of Art and Design (1977-1980), and studied
figure painting and anatomy at Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme,
Connecticut (1984-1987). Peggy has spent the last 25 years painting the
landscape of the Eastern United States. She has had many
solo exhibitions in the Northeast and South and has exhibited in
numerous invitational group shows. She works in oil directly from life
on location, generally working on large canvases in two-hour sessions,
returning to the site at the same time on successive days to develop
Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the
country. Peggy lives in East Tennessee with her husband, artist Tom
Root, and their two children.
The artist painting on location at Roaring Creek Falls, North Carolina, 2007.
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL 1977-1980.
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT 1984-1987.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2010 "At Home" Exhibition, JCAAC Gallery, Johnson City, TN
2005 Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.
2003 Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.
2001 David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1998 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
1997 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville,
1997 Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1995 Covington and Burling Law Offices,
1994 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
1992 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
1990 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
1989 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
SELECTED JOINT AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Milestones: Blue Ridge Parkway Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2008 Blue Ridge Parkway Exhibition and benefit for Conservation Trust of NC, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2004-2007 'From Sea to Shining Sea'
invitational exhibition (national traveling museum exhibition)
2002 "Southern Vistas" group exhibition,
Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2002 "Common Ground" joint exhibition
with Thomas B. Root
The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT.
2001 Four person exhibition, Adelphia
Centre, Johnson City, TN
2000 "The Southern Scene: Contemporary
Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.
1998 Group landscape exhibition, Blue
Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.
1997 B. Carroll Reece Museum, East
Tennessee State University
(joint exhibit with Thomas B. Root).
1995 Airlie House Conference Center,
Warrenton, VA - invitational
1994 Airlie House Conference Center,
Warrenton, VA - invitational
1990 "Vision and Imagination" Cooley
Gallery group exhibition at
Old State House, Hartford, CT.
1987 Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old
Lyme, CT (joint exhibition
with Thomas B. Root)
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Biltmore Industries, Asheville, NC
AmSouth Bank Corporate Headquarters, Birmingham, AL
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN.
Governor and Mrs. Don Sundquist, Nashville, TN.
Ms. Andie McDowell
Airlie House, Warrenton, VA.
Oshkosh B'Gosh, Corporate Headquarters, Oshkosh, WI.
Executive Transfer, New York, NY.
Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Co., Hartford, CT.
Opryland Hotel Convention Center, Nashville, TN.
Meadowview Hotel Conference Center, Kingsport, TN.
Assissi Foundation, Memphis, TN.
Promus Hotel Corporation Headquarters, Memphis, TN.
Town of Jonesborough, TN, Visitor Center
"Painting in the Snow--Then and Now" by Stephen May, American Artist
Magazine, May 1999.
"Painting Untamed Nature" by Sam Kirby, American Artist Magazine, May
1993 pp. 37-43 and cover, illustrated.