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PEGGY MACNAMARA

Artist / Author

Illustrator/Professor

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

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

Field Museum - Large Collection of Watercolor Paintings on permanent display 

Continual Conservation Efforts with Field Museum Scientists throughout the world. 

Over 400 Watercolor Original/Giclee Paintings

Purchase Originals, Giclee Prints ...or Commission Art.

Artist Author 5 Art/Science, 2 children books and a coloring book. Two 2020 complimentary books.

   2021 Articles 1)Watercolor Artist Magazine &

                     2) Artist Network- links below  

Two 2020 COMPLIMENTARY books available to download- Links below
   Youtube  & Vimeo Channels
01A THREE OWLS 1

Birds

536 Alaskan Still

Botanicals

EGGS WITH PREP LAB

Behind the Scenes

1040 THREE ZEBRAS

Mammals

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Fish & Reptiles

314 Rosy Maple Moth Page

Butterflies & Insects

847 THREE ANGELS

Classical Drawings

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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