“The Camera and Beyond”: Artwork by Peggy Farrell
June 7 - June 30
Artist Statement: “An early retirement prompted me to start a new career as an aspiring artist. While taking art lessons, I met Bob Sinclair, an accomplished photographer, who re-animated my interest in photography. After taking lessons from Bob, I quickly learned that it was a lot easier to carry a camera and a tripod than an easel, chair, paints and canvas. Bob introduced me to the world of thirds and composition, how to “create” a scene as opposed to just taking a photograph.
Now the main body of my work is landscape photography. No matter the weather, I can be seen outside trying to catch that perfect sunrise or storm cloud. Since my favorite scenes depict the ocean or coastal landscapes, living in Marblehead has only intensified my passion for outdoor photography.
I have exhibited in many North Shore and New Hampshire art shows and been the winner of several awards. I’m a past member of GLACS, a board member and Secretary of the Swampscott Arts Association, member of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, photographer member of the Marblehead Arts Association and a member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association and Salem Arts Association. My work can be found at the Little Harbor Studios & Gallery, Marblehead, MA.”