“Working from life  includes the human figure and the landscape.  This is my motivation and inspiration.”

Born in  New York, Peggy Howe is a lowcountry artist who specializes in painting still life and figure portraits. She graduated from Mary Washington College earning a double major in Studio Art and Art History. With over 40 years of experience, she paints from life, teaches, hosts exhibits, and participates in Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto festival annually.

A History of Peggy’s Experience

Museum Collections:  

1995 – South Carolina State Museum
1991 – Hugo Museum
1980 – South Carolina Museum commission
1979 – Gibbes Museum of Art

South Carolina Arts Commission Grants:

1995, 1991, 1987 – Small Quarterly Grant
1992-1993, 1989-1990 – Individual Artist Project Grant

Invitational Exhibits

2009 “She Shall Be Called Woman” Circular Congregational Church
2004 The Head Show, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
2000 “Painters in Italy,” Mary Mount Manhattan College, New York
2007-2000 “In the Spirit,” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC
1998 “Life Drawings,” Low Country Arts & Cultural Council, Charleston, SC
1998 “Voices,” Carolina Pacific Foundation, Columbia, SC
2001, 1997, 1990 Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibit, Charleston, SC
1992 “Artists Who Teach,” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
1988 “South Carolina Women Artists,” Furman University, Greenville, SC
1983 Alumni Exhibit, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA
1981 “The Nude,” Summerville Gallery, Durham, NC

Solo Exhibits:

2005 “Under the Tuscan Sun,” Charleston County Library, Charleston, SC
2000 “Contemporary Nudes,” Theater Art Galleries, High Pont, NC
1999 “Italian Fragments,” City of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC
1999 “Watercolor Monotypes” Print Studio South Inc., Charleston, SC
1995 “Peggy Howe: Printmaker,” Tradd Street Press Gallery, Charleston, SC
1990 “Ruin to Renovation,” City Urban Planning Office, Charleston, SC
1981 “Beach People,” Dock Street Theater – Office of Cultural Affairs
1980 “New Nudes,” Peggy Howe Studio, Charleston, SC
1979 “Different Strokes” Peggy Howe Studio, Charleston, SC
1978 “A Slice of Life” Peggy Howe Studio, Charleston, SC

Juried Exhibits:

2003-2012 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC
2004-2005, 2002- 1999, NBSC Oil Painter Annual – State Traveling
2005-2001(awards) 2000, 1999 Wacamaw Guild, Myrtle Beach, SC
1988 (award), 1985, 1982 (award), 1981 Guild of S.C. Artist Annual Exhibit
1990 (award) Hugo: An Artistic Retrospective – State Traveling
1988 (award) Moja Annual Exhibit, Charleston, SC
1977 South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC

Gallery Exhibits:

2004 “Nude in the South” Studio Open, Folly Beach, S.C.
2001 “Dancing with Edisto,” Fish or Cut Bait Gallery, Edisto, SC
2001 “Fragments & Currents,” Nina Liu & Friends, Charleston, SC
2000 “Form & Figure,” Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC
1999 “Millennial Nudes,” Balcony Gallery, Asheville, NC
1992 “Nudes – Three Charleston Artists,” Burk Finley Gallery, Englewood, FL
1991 “Recent Works” Jean Spedden Gallery, Charleston, SC
1989 “Peggy Howe & Jeri Burdick,” Seven Sisters Gallery, Black Mountain, NC
1987 “Peggy Howe & Jeri Burdick,” City Gallery, Charleston, SC
1981 “Erotic Figurative,” Keane Mason Gallery, New York