Working as a professional writer for most of my adult years, I was always intrigued by the visual arts. But it wasn’t until a totally unexpected move to Tucson that I was inspired to take my first art class. In abstract painting, I knew at once that my soul had found what it had been looking for.
I approach each blank canvas as a potential miracle. Free from the boundaries of realism, I try to create rhythmic layers of colors, textures, shapes, and intensities that evolve into more than just a visually appealing work of art. I hope to create an emotional dynamic that reaches out not only to the senses, but most especially, to the mind and the heart.
Peggy Rubin has had a successful career as a professional writer. She worked as an editor for several publishers, including Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, D.C. Heath, Ginn and Company, McGraw-Hill, Jamestown Publishers, Pearson Education, and Scholastic. She is the author of more than a dozen textbooks, as well as a multi-national cookbook for children.
While continuing to write, Peggy enjoyed a second career as an antiques dealer. A co-owner of two antiques shops in Newport, Rhode Island, she traveled extensively to participate in antiques shows from Maine to Florida.
Peggy lives with her husband and two dogs in Tucson, Arizona, where she was inspired to explore her newest passion: abstract painting.
Peggy is a member of CASA (Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, SAWG (Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild), SAAG (Southern Arizona Arts Guild, and Fine Art America. She has won numerous local awards and two Certificates of Merit from Earth, Wind & Fire online international competitions. Her work can be seen at Tucson’s SAAG Gallery and in residences throughout the country.
A Sampling of my Artwork
Murphy Gallery, St. Philip's Church (June 2018)
First Place "Go Fly a Kite"
Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery (June 2017)
People's Choice Award "Galaxy"
Second Place "Collaboration"
Habitat for Humanity
Spring Show (April 2017) Tucson, AZ
First Place "Refraction"
Northwestern Mutual Art Show 'Unity Through Art' (Feb 2017)
First Place - "Shades of Black and White"
Habitat for Humanity Fall Art Show (Nov 2016)
Best of Show - "Tangent"
Ventana Medical Systems (Oct 2016)
Mesch-Clark- Rothschild Art Show (Oct 2016)
St. Phillips Church Spring Art Show
Habitat for Humanity Spring Art Show (May 2016)
The Gallery Spring Art Show (March 2016)
Honorable Mention “Cascades”
The Drawing Room (Feb 2016)
Ventana Medical Systems (Jan 2016)
Oro Valley, Arizona
Third Place “Circle Dance”
"My new bedroom was designed around one of Peggy’s paintings. I’m thrilled with the result..."
"A focal point of my home is a large abstract painting by Peggy Rubin. In fact, I own two of her artworks."
"Peggy created the perfect series of paintings for my bedroom."
"I love your painting! I love the movement and even more the background highlights."
I look forward to discussing my current, past, or commissioning new artwork.
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