PegToliverFineArt

 
 
 

0

0

0

0

0

 
 
Peg Toliver

PegToliverFineArt

Eureka, IL

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

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."

 

Summer Wildflower Bouquet by Peg Toliver

 

Green Cone Flowers by Peg Toliver

 

Luminous Daffodil by Peg Toliver

 

Single Bleeding Heart Blossom by Peg Toliver

 

White Bell Bonnet by Peg Toliver

 

white wildflower bells by Peg Toliver

 

White Morning Glory Trumpet by Peg Toliver

 

Violet Pair by Peg Toliver

 

Allerton Maroon Lantern by Peg Toliver

 

Allerton Jonquil by Peg Toliver

 

Heron Flight Silhouette on Blue by Peg Toliver

 

Heron Silhouette on Blue by Peg Toliver

 

Woodland Gate by Peg Toliver

 

Spring Blossoming Shrubs by Peg Toliver

 

Pussy Willow by Peg Toliver

 

Starfish Pair I by Peg Toliver

 

Blue Cornflower by Peg Toliver

 

White and Green Tulip by Peg Toliver

 

Silk Wings by Peg Toliver

 

Olympic Clam Shell by Peg Toliver

 

Mussel and Sand Drift by Peg Toliver

 

Beach Rocks Still Life by Peg Toliver

 

Stone Tower on Beach Log by Peg Toliver

 

Beach Rocks and Clam Shell by Peg Toliver

 

Tulips and Grape Hyacinth by Peg Toliver

 

Red Hollyhocks by Peg Toliver

 

Grass Calligraphy II by Peg Toliver

 

Purple Clematis by Peg Toliver

 

Grass Calligraphy I by Peg Toliver

 

Red and White fringed Bachelor Buttons by Peg Toliver

 

Black Eyed Susan by Peg Toliver

 

Lilies of the Field by Peg Toliver

 

Yellow Tulip Trumpet by Peg Toliver

 

Pair of Fringed Peonies by Peg Toliver

 

Pink Foxglove by Peg Toliver

 

Foggy Sunrise Over Barn by Peg Toliver

 

Rock Tower Lake Superior II by Peg Toliver

 

Rock Tower Lake Superior by Peg Toliver

 

Heron in the Mist by Peg Toliver

 

Peony and Bud by Peg Toliver

 

Purple Clematis Rear by Peg Toliver

 

White Tulips on Black by Peg Toliver

 

Silken seed parachutes by Peg Toliver

 

Sepia Tulip Frill by Peg Toliver

 

Dandelion Dew by Peg Toliver

 

Frozen rose hips by Peg Toliver

 

Radiant Tree by Peg Toliver

 

Tiny Web by Peg Toliver