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PEGGY MACNAMARA

Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History (1990- present). 

Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2001-present).

Large Collection of Watercolor Paintings on permanent display throughout the Field Museum. 

Continual Conservation Efforts with Field Museum Scientists throughout the world. Currently working on Underwater/Sea Life Conservation Project w/ Field Museum Scientists. Book to be published in early 2022.

Over 380 Watercolor Original/Giclee Paintings

View Paintings in Art Collection and Commissions. 

Artist Author of 5 Art/Science Books on Painting Wildlife, Insects, Nests, Bird Migration & Peregrine Falcon, 2 children books & 1 coloring book. Illustrator of many books including Cindy Crosby Chasing Dragonflies (2020). 

Two 2021 Articles 1)Watercolor Artist Magazine & 2) Artist Network- links below  

Two 2020 COMPLIMENTARY books available to download- Links below
Learn to draw and more... youtube and vimeo channels
536 Alaskan Still

Botanicals

610 ceolacanth

Fish & Reptiles

EGGS WITH PREP LAB

Behind the Scenes

847 THREE ANGELS

Classical Drawings

314 Rosy Maple Moth Page

Butterflies & Insects

01A THREE OWLS 1

Birds

1040 THREE ZEBRAS

Mammals

769 Chinese 11

Museum Artifacts

Bird

Collection

Feathers are most familiar to us as tools of flight.  But many scientist now think that feathers evolved as insulation on dinosaurs who passed them on to their descendants, the birds. Perhaps this helps explain the variety of plumage, from a gull's efficient flight feathers , to the ostrich's fluff, to the peacocks's glorious tail plumes. 

Reptiles and Fish are beautifully painted in this extraordinary Collection.  Conservation efforts are at the forefront of Macnamara's effort.

 In 2018, the Conservation Team at the Field Museum succeeded in the designation of the Yaguas National Park in Peru, with the help of beautiful artwork of the endangered species painted by Peggy Macnamara 

"Paint what you love"

 Wildlife painting is particularly challenging and rewarding.  There is a timeless harmony that exists between land and the animals.  Painting or sketching from a live subject creates immediacy, a bond that is missing when working from a photograph.  

 

Macnamara has painted Zebras, Lions, Cheetahs, Fox, Elephants, Buffalo, Bears, Caribou, Gorilla, Rhinos, Sheep and the list goes on. 

 

Explore Nature through Wildlife in Peggy Macnamara's Wildlife in Watercolor!ur Text.

Mammals

 

Painting Wildlife in Watercolor

Rome's 

Trevi Fountain

Macnamara has produced a series of classical drawings from European Museums, Architecture, Natural Scenes, and Cultural artifacts. 

2019/2020 Underwater-SEA Life Conservation Project with Field Museum Scientists

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Visit Field Museum Store featuring Peggy Macnamara's Artwork