Artist, Peggy Box
Peggy Box is an animal lover and began drawing family dogs at an early age. She began formal studies at age 13 under Susan McDonald, focusing on black and white drawings and oil painting. At age 15 she studied under Ardis Shanks, a Houston portrait artist and while in high school she began accepting commissions for artwork.
Upon receiving an art scholarship, she continued her art education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. At Ringling, she studied commercial and fine arts while taking additional outside classes in sculpture and anatomy. After completing two years of art school, she got the opportunity to study privately with Nelson Shanks in Pennsylvania which made a significant impact on her life.
Peggy began working in commercial and fine art on a regular basis after depleting her funds for artistic studies. This work eventually brought her to Houston where she met her future husband, Rick. This lead to another move to Austin, Texas where Peggy and Rick purchased an antique home and began restoration of the house.
1989 marked the year of completion of Peggy's art studio and she resumed fine art commissions, concentrating on dog portraits, in classical style. Commissions have been steady and in 2003, she began entering art competitions.
Art Show at the Dog Show (2003)
Art Show at the Dog Show (2004)
Art Show at the Dog Show (2005): Award, "Best Sight Hound Painting"
Dog Fancier's Club of New York- Contemporary Dog Art Competition (2003)
Dog Fancier's Club of New York- Contemporary Dog Art Competition (2004)
Dog Fancier's Club of New York- Contemporary Dog Art Competition (2005)
Highland Lakes Art Competition (2003) - People's Choice Winner and Best in Show
Finalist in the Artists Magazine Competition (2013)
Southwest Gallery, Houston, Texas (1978-1980)
Gallery of the Hills, Buchanan Dam, Texas (1985-2012)
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Check out the video of Peggy Box being featured on Texas Country Reporter