Peggy Pownall is a mixed media painter and Artist-in-Residence at Studio Channel Islands since 2008. She received her B.A. from Pepperdine University and has undertaken further studies at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, an experience that has had an extraordinary impact on her work. Pownall’s work combines a bright color palette with unconventional objects such as old maps, journals, sewing patterns, blueprints, photos, notes and books. The tactile pieces are woven together to create a visual expression of themes including identity, longing, personal mythology and iconic memories. Her use of color, repetition and pattern create an experience for the viewer that is both nostalgic and transformative. The tailoring of these two-dimensional pieces through the process of stitching symbolically traces broken pieces together to suggest life’s pathways. They represent the emotional surfaces on which our recollections are built. Peggy is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and has exhibited her work across the region.
To learn more about Peggy, visit www.PegPownall.com
FREE to FOTM members, $15 for public; $10 for seniors.
Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required. To RSVP visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
Sponsored by Martin & Virginia Furmanski
Season Sponsors: Dennis Mitchell at I Capelli Salon, Passion Flowers, Peterson Graphics, Museum of Ventura County
AfterGlow Fundraising Event: The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner at the Ventura home of Karen Hoffberg. Paid reservations are required prior to May 13. We expect this AfterGlow to sell out. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.
$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members.