Pony Express Dispatch
Historic Farm Series:
Peggy is now working on a series featuring the historic farms of Kendall County, Illinois. Initiating this series in 2004, Peggy and another Kendall County artist and friend, Carla Finnestad Taylor, each did paintings in watercolor of one centennial and one sesquicentennial farm. Commissioned and funding in part by grants from American Farmland Trust (farmland.org) and Kendall Citizens for Farmland Protection (kcfpp.org), these paintings have been reproduced in full color as 9x12 or 5x7 fine art prints, and are each accompanied by the farm's history. Focusing on the centennial and sesquicentennial farms in the county, Peggy is dedicated to preserving poignant images of local history before they disappear. Proceeds from the sale of this series go to benefit farmland protection efforts in Kendall County, Illinois.
To see Carla's paintings, click on the Stagecoach Stop on this website.
The first in a series of historic churches in the area, Peggy's watercolor "Good Shepherd, Oswego" pictures her home church, The Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, in Oswego, Illinois. This watercolor painting shows the historic church, now a vital part of Oswego since 1896, on a very cold April morning after a late snowfall in 2003, early enough for the sunlight to still fall on the face of the building and highlight the distinctive red doors and Good Shepherd stained glass window.