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Peg Toliver

PegToliverFineArt

Eureka, IL

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Peg Toliver celebrates the natural world in her photographs and fiber art. She believes that aesthetic appreciation of our natural environment leads to personal healing and is essential for preserving wild lands. Using the camera to capture the flora and fauna of locales throughout the U.S., she prints some images straight from the camera to convey fleeting momentary impressions. Other photo captures are altered with digital technology and hand drawing to isolate the motifs which then become designs for prints, handmade books or silk textiles. Constantly experimenting with printing imagery on alternative surfaces, Peg is fascinated with exploring how digital technology can be blended with traditional art techniques.

Peg has a home studio in Eureka, Illinois and has been a resident artist at the Contemporary Art Center in downtown Peoria. She brings to her studio life a background in art history, philosophy and counseling psychology. From 1990-2000, she served as a faculty member in the Art Department at Eureka College where she was Coordinator of the Art Therapy Program, Lecturer in Art History and Curator of the College's Art Collection. Peg also has taught at Illinois Central College, managed the Peoria Art Guild's Gallery Store, and conducted therapeutic art workshops for clients at community social service agencies and wellness centers. In 2000 she established her design business Natural Imprints which aims at connecting people, art and nature.

Since 2007 Peg has been teaching yoga, and finds this holistic practice enhances her approach to studio art. She writes, "Yoga is about a way of seeing, opening up to the present possibilities of our body and mind. It requires that we accept ourselves unconditionally, yet work with our edges to expand beyond our present way of being. Art is about these things also; so the discipline of yoga helps to inform my creative practice as an artist."

 

Butterfly on red zinnia by Peg Toliver

 

Fuschia Zinnia by Peg Toliver

 

Snowy Christmas by Peg Toliver

 

2018 Calendar Thumbprints by Peg Toliver

 

September Flicker by Peg Toliver

 

April Rabbit and Columbine by Peg Toliver

 

January Egret by Peg Toliver

 

Oak Tree Through Seasons by Peg Toliver

 

Kathy's Tulip Pair by Peg Toliver

 

Kathy's Tulips IV by Peg Toliver

 

Kathy's Tulips III by Peg Toliver

 

Pella Tulips Yellow Pink by Peg Toliver

 

Kathy's Tulips by Peg Toliver

 

Goslings by Peg Toliver

 

Mexican Sunflower by Peg Toliver

 

Naked Lady Lilies by Peg Toliver

 

African Lily by Peg Toliver

 

Gilt-edged Red flower by Peg Toliver

 

Monarch on Geranium by Peg Toliver

 

Chicory flower by Peg Toliver

 

Sunflower Bouquet by Peg Toliver

 

Pella Pansies by Peg Toliver

 

Blue Flowers by Peg Toliver

 

Vibrant Hollyhocks by Peg Toliver

 

Hibiscus Swirl II by Peg Toliver

 

Swirling Hibiscus Skirts by Peg Toliver

 

Hibiscus Swirl I by Peg Toliver

 

Hydrangea II Biltmore by Peg Toliver

 

Hydrangea I Biltmore by Peg Toliver

 

Hydrangea III Biltmore by Peg Toliver

 

Key West Bouquet by Peg Toliver

 

Valentine by Peg Toliver

 

Apple Blossom by Peg Toliver

 

Savannah Cobblestone by Peg Toliver

 

Rileys Bay Door County Sunset by Peg Toliver

 

Sea Shell Swirls by Peg Toliver

 

Yoga Bow Pose by Peg Toliver

 

Yoga Shoulder stand by Peg Toliver

 

Downward Facing Dog by Peg Toliver

 

Yoga Cobra pose by Peg Toliver

 

Yoga Seated Twist by Peg Toliver

 

Yoga Chaturanga by Peg Toliver

 

Fisherman in Mist by Peg Toliver

 

Sunset Yellowstone by Peg Toliver

 

Sunset Treeline by Peg Toliver

 

Sunset St George Island II by Peg Toliver

 

St George Island Sunset I by Peg Toliver

 

Sunset Over Soybeans by Peg Toliver