About Peggy

Peggy's Story

What keeps Peggy busy these days is teaching workshops in beautiful locations - from her native British Columbia Canada to Japan, Italy, Croatia and beyond. Her amazingly blessed journey started back in her 20 something days some 40 years ago when she apprenticed under the accomplished Swiss art director Willie Westman in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. His training in commercial design renderings - all "old school" by hand, opened up an appreciation for the painterly side of hand renderings and sparked a passion to paint. Peggy is a traditional watercolour, illustrator and charcoal/conte portrait artist and instructor. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, USA, England, Italy, and Japan. She received training in commercial design and illustration in the corporate sign industry in Vancouver Canada, and designed for corporations for over a twelve year period from 1973 to 1985. She has had extensive training in watercolour painting and portraiture including workshops at the Federation of Canadian Artists workshops, the Metchosin School of the Arts and Fabriano in Aquarello International Symposium workshops in Fabriano Italy (2015). She is also a painting and drawing instructor in CANADA at The Old School House Arts Centre in British Columbia CANADA as well as a guest instructor at art facilities, organizations, societies and Provincial Government Parks & Recreation programs on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. Peggy instructs in Kobe, Kyoto and Zushi JAPAN. You may view Peggy’s work at these Fine Art Galleries: 
Mark Penney Gallery – Ucluelet Vancouver Island CANADA 
Lakehouse Gallery at Toyako – Toyako Hokkaido JAPAN
 The Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply – Qualicum Beach CANADA
 The Old School House Arts Centre – Qualicum Beach CANADA

Peggy's Biography

PEGGY BURKOSKY BIOGRAPHY 2018 
Recent Highlights • 2016 - 2018: 1st 2nd Place & Honourable Mention Awards Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Exhibitions • 2017: Solo Exhibition - Gallery ExaART - Kyoto JAPAN • 2016: Travel the World Exhibit - Gallery ExaART - Kyoto JAPAN • 2015: Fabriano in Watercolour International Exhibit, Fabriano ITALY • 2015 - 2017: En Plein Air Grand Prix Awards • 2014: Tokyo National Art Museum JAPAN – People’s Choice Award; New Face Award Ikki-kai Exhibition; Hokkaido JAPAN – Gold Award • 2013: Solo Exhibit – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA • 2010: TOSH Masters – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA • 2005 – 1992: Solo Exhibits – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA; Vancouver Island CANADA Brant Festival Art Exhibitions 1st Place, Honourable Mentions & People’s Choice Awards • Joint Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (ENGLAND) & Federation of Canadian Artists at Frye Art Museum, Seattle USA & CANADA House Gallery, London ENGLAND About
Member:
 AFCA Signature Member Federation of Canadian Artists Northwest Watercolour Society
International Watercolour Society

Peggy Burkosky is a traditional watercolour and oils painter, illustrator in charcoal/conte portrait artist and instructor. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, USA, England, Italy, and Japan. She received training in commercial design and illustration in the corporate sign industry in Vancouver Canada, and designed for corporations for over a twelve year period from 1973 to 1985. She has had extensive training in watercolour painting and portraiture including workshops at the Federation of Canadian Artists workshops, the Metchosin School of the Arts and Fabriano in Aquarello International symposium workshops in Fabriano Italy (2015). She is a painting and drawing instructor in Canada at The Old School House Arts Centre in British Columbia, Provincial Government Parks & Recreation programs on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada as well as holding workshops in Kobe, Kyoto and Zushi Japan.

Peggy's Mission

Peggy believes that painting should be a joyful and freeing experience that respects the need for disciplined fundamental design principles. She has a passion for encouraging and building confidence no matter what stage of artistic development. Peggy’s popular and skillful approach simplifies and de-mystifies the handling of pigment, working from a limited palette and value scale with recommended materials for the best results. Her sessions are well-researched with plenty of resource hand-outs devoted to your needs.

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