JAG Featured Member Artist
Peggy Harrell Jennings is a visual artist/writer from Jacksonville, Florida who works primarily in oils and acrylics. She has taught art in Clay and Duval County public and private schools, the Jacksonville Art Museum (now MOCA), MOSH and numerous other venues and exhibited locally with JAG and Orange Park Art Guild. She has been an exhibiting member of Jacksonville Watercolor Society, Jacksonville Weaver’s Guild, Crown Craftsmen and National Art Education Association.
Recently she was accepted into the MOSH Essence of Jacksonville exhibit at MOSH where she earned a Best in Show award for her assemblage “My Jacksonville in Bits and Pieces.” Her acrylic painting “Purple Passion” was accepted and is on exhibit at the Art Center Cooperative show “Purple Rain.”
Harrell Jennings has been creating art and writing since childhood. She earned degrees in English and minors in Psychology, Philosophy (University of West Georgia) as well as a minor in art from Reinhardt College and completed her degrees in Fine Art and Applied Art at University of Southwestern Louisiana. She continued with post graduate studies in fine art, art history and art education at University of North Florida.
Besides teaching visual art, classical ballet and Language Arts to all grades and ages from pre-k through adults, she has worked in advertising, is a costume, set and prop designer for theater productions and ballets and choreographs for The Jacksonville Concert Ballet Company. She illustrates her published children’s books as well including the latest – Ginny’s Journey – written in rhyming couplets. The book pairs educational information about Jacksonville’s historic districts with humor as a giant guinea pig navigates her way to MOSH, the Cummer Gallery and other well known sites.
Harrell Jennings’ artwork is varied in that there is no specific theme, although birds became an obsession for a while. She is currently exploring visual interpretations of this disturbing time in history with drawings, paintings, collage, and the printed word.
Here are Some of Peggy's Works:
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Julie Feldman . Doreen Hardie . Leila Griffith
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