Peg Considine has been a visual artist her whole life. She holds a BFA from UMass, Amherst and a Master in Education from Elms College.
Modern art, nature and Asian art inform the original designs for her wall hangings and screens. Using imported dyes, Peg paints directly on silk with calligraphic and sable brushes. The finished piece is then steam-set under high pressure to insure color fastness.
Peg’s original works of art can become the focal point or accent piece for any interior.
“My designs are primarily graphic, using a variety of shape and color with a clear use of line. I prefer this to the watercolor technique so often applied to silk painting. I like to highlight the rich color of the dyes.
After I have arrived at the initial idea for a piece, mixing colors and planning placement and interaction of color in the overall piece is the first step of the process. Once I map out the design on a blank silk panel I love the process of applying the areas of color. The fluid nature of painting on silk is what originally drew me to the medium. I use Crepe DeChine because it holds the dye better than any other silks I have used. It is also the most luxurious of silks when worn as a scarf.”