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).
Artist Author of 5 Art/Science Books on Painting Wildlife, Insects, Nests, Bird Migration & Peregrine Falcon, 2 children books & 1 coloring book.
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.
Over 380 Watercolor Original/Giclee Paintings
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.