Peggy Dean’s passion for nature shines through not just in her beautiful floral artworks but also in the hand-rendered lettering she creates, with its lively and organic feel. She’s an artist who embraces every project, bubbling with ideas and solving problems through imaginative new approaches to each brief she receives.
Based on Portland, Oregon, the forests and fields of the Pacific Northwest are a great source of inspiration for Peggy, and wildflowers and ferns are some of her favourite subjects. She’s an artist who likes to try new things, experimenting by combining different media, celebrating the little imperfections that give art its humanity. As well as illustration, Peggy is a successful author who aims to make learning and creativity more accessible to people.
Peggy works with a range of media, from sketching on her iPad through to getting messy with brightly coloured gouache. Bringing ideas and concepts together and seeing how they work is what excites her, leading to something fresh with each project she works on.
Thriving on bright floral compositions, with the flowers neatly arranged and each given its own individuality, Peggy’s style has a relaxed and happy vibe to it. She loves adding in little animals and is equally adept drawing urban scenes and creating modern calligraphy.